Contemporary Interpretations and Applications of the Theory of Positive DisintegrationE. Rzechowska, D.Musiał, S. Steuden, E. Rydz, M. Tatala
The authors of the present study intend to show that the Theory of Positive Disintegration of K. Dabrowski can be widely applied today.
Contemporary Interpretations and Applications of the Theory of Positive Disintegration
Praca zbiorowa: E. Rzechowska, D.Musiał, S. Steuden, E. Rydz, M. Tatala
Wydawca: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego
Rok wydania: 2011
The authors of the present study intend to show that the Theory of Positive Disintegration of K. Dabrowski can be widely applied today. Undoubtedly, the advantage of Dabrowski’s concept of development is displaying the universal values and the scale of developmental difficulties as key factors in the process of becoming a person. Dabrowski presents the positive aspects of these processes, exposing their developmental character.
By formulating the idea of positive disintegration. Dabrowski initiates research studies on the processes of auto-creation, in which internal conflicts, crises, and difficult experiences play an unusual role in a man’s personal growth. These innovative initiatives spur a series of original solutions proposed by Dabrowski. On the theoretical-developmental level these are: taking into account the vertical and horizontal dimensions of development. On the methodological level Dabrowski suggested the following: capturing individual paths of development in a holistic manner, and the dynamic statistics.
Linking the theoretical-developmental and methodological proposals. Dabrowski creates a genetic-teleological vision of human development, in which he takes into consideration the direction of changes in human behavior indicated by values as well as the multi-dimensional and multi-level understanding of transformation.
The articles present the issue concerning various stages of human development understood from or referring to the perspective of Dabrowski’s concept.