Kazimierz Dąbrowski archives

Kazimierz Dąbrowski was born in Poland in 1902. As a researcher and clinician, he dedicated his life to the study of human development. His Theory of Positive Disintegration describes psychological growth through the development of personality. The theory remains a unique contribution to the fields of Psychology and human development, and continues to generate research questions, provokes spirited discussion about the nature and role of personality development in everyday life; and challenges the predominant paradigm surrounding mental health today.

Dabrowski Document 3

An unfinished and unpublished manuscript of research into the origins of psychomotor overexcitability in aging populations, conducted 1961-1966 at the University of Alberta

Dabrowski Document 2

Originally published in the Journal of Well Being in 1989.

Dabrowski Document 1

A personal letter from Kazimierz Dąbrowski to the president of the American Psychological Association discussing the dangers of pathologizing anxiety symptoms.