Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration

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Dabrowski meets Piechowski

Dabrowski and Piechowski met in February 1967.

Types of Augmented Psychic Excitability

Typy wzmożonej pobudliwości psychicznej

Stalinist Era

On Positive Disintegration

First book about the theory, published in Poland.

Moved to Canada

University of Illinois

at Urbana-Champaign.

Esalen Institute

Summer 1968

The Psychological Conditions of Suicide

Dombrowski, C. (1929). Les conditions psychologiques du suicide. Genève, Switzerland: Imprimerie du Commerce.

Social-Educational Child Psychiatry

World War II

The invasion of Poland in 1939 eliminated any possibility of research or publication during the six years of the Second World War (Dabrowski & Piechowski, 1977).

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