Sal Mendaglio, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, as well as a chartered psychologist. His interests include the emotionality of gifted persons, self-concept, Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration, and counseling gifted persons.
"A major contribution! A comprehensive description, analysis, and discussion of Dabrowski's theory of oversensitivities and Positive Disintegration. Essential reading for anyone interested in learning more about personality development in gifted individuals." Jerald Grobman, M.D. Psychiatrist and Supervisor of psychology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City "This book collects for the first time articles written by some of the prime followers of Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski's work. Many of the authors were colleagues or students of Dabrowski in Canada; others were part of the original Dabrowski study group in the U.S. For a glimpse into the origins of the theory in North America, this book is unsurpassed." Jane Piirto, Ph.D. Trustees' Professor in School of Education Ashland University, Ohio Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Mensa Education and Research Foundation "This text will become a benchmark in making the Theory of Positive Disintegration more mainstream with counselors and psychologists and more prevalent in the field of gifted education. A highly readable book with rich ideas and unique and powerful insights. I recommend it to anyone wanting to better understand gifted individuals and the primacy of emotions in our psychological development." Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. Myron and Jacqueline Blank Professor of Gifted Education Director, Belin-Blank Center The University of Iowa