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Dabrowski's Theories on Overexcitabilities and Moral Development

Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski spent years studying the gifted and their characteristics and development. His views on the exceptional sensitivities, such as the emotional supersensitivity, of the gifted can help parents better understand their gifted children. His Theory of Positive Disintegration is the only theory of moral development.

Dabrowski's Overexcitabilties or Supersensitivities
Gifted children are often described as intense. Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five of these intensities, which he called "overexcitabilities" or "supersensitivities."

Dabrowski's Psychomotor Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The psychomotor overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The intellectual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Dabrowski's Imaginational Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The imaginational overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Dabrowski's Sensual Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The sensual overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Dabrowski's Emotional Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The emotional overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.

Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities or Supersensitivities in Gifted Children
Gifted children are often described as intense. Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five of these intensities, which he called "overexcitabilities" or "supersensitivities."

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