Nov 22, 2021 • 1HR 3M

Overexcitabilities and Pseudoscience

Join hosts Emma Nicholson and Chris Wells for Episode 2

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What can be positive about disintegration? Join us for an exploration of positive disintegration through conversation and shared stories. It’s a framework for understanding a variety of intense experiences that often look and feel like mental illness, but which can also be viewed as building blocks for creating an authentic personality.

In episode 2, Chris talked about her presentation at the 2021 NAGC Conference on distinguishing science from pseudoscience. Emma and Chris went over the five types of overexcitability and their forms and expressions, the connection between OE and positive disintegration, and also discussed some of the myths and misunderstandings about OEs that are found in the gifted community.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Mellow Out by Michael M. Piechowski

Reexamining Overexcitability: A Framework for Understanding Intense Experience by Piechowski and Wells

The Origins and Conceptual Evolution of Overexcitability by Wells and Falk

The Curse of Tony Stark by Emma Nicholson

Living with Intensity by Daniels and Piechowski

Find your people! Join the Adults with Overexcitabilities group on Facebook

* A transcript of this episode is available on the Dabrowski Center website.

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