53 min

Overexcitability and Openness to Experience Positive Disintegration Podcast

    • Mental Health

In episode 16, Chris and Emma were joined by Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, for a discussion of overexcitability (OE) and openness to experience (OtE), based on her paper which compares the two frameworks. Shelagh is an independent consultant in gifted education and President-Elect of the National Association for Gifted Children.

We discussed the controversy in the field of gifted education about OE and OtE, and the value both frameworks can provide in informing us about the gifted student experience in education. We talked about the impact and difference having multiple OEs can have in a person’s life, and Shelagh shared insights from her research and pointed out directions for future work in gifted populations.

Shelagh will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 Dabrowski Congress and will be talking about contemplations on overexcitabilities.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Openness to Experience and Overexcitabilities in a Sample of Highly Gifted Middle School Students by Shelagh Gallagher

Building Bridges: Research on Gifted Children's Personalities from Three Psychological Theories by Shelagh Gallagher

24-item Overexcitability Questionnaire

A Comparison of the Concept of Overexcitabilities with Measures of Creativity and School Achievement in Sixth-Grade Students by Shelagh Gallagher

Creative Personality Characteristics and Dimensions of Mental Functioning in Gifted Adolescents by Shirley Schiever

Shelagh’s website

NAGC

Videos from the 15th International Dabrowski Congress:

Full Dabrowski Congress 2022 YouTube Playlist

Shelagh’s keynote (YouTube)

Support the podcast. Positive Disintegration is brought to you by the Dabrowski Center.

If you enjoyed this episode on Apple or Spotify, please remember to click on the stars and leave a rating or write a review.

This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit positivedisintegration.substack.com

In episode 16, Chris and Emma were joined by Dr. Shelagh Gallagher, for a discussion of overexcitability (OE) and openness to experience (OtE), based on her paper which compares the two frameworks. Shelagh is an independent consultant in gifted education and President-Elect of the National Association for Gifted Children.

We discussed the controversy in the field of gifted education about OE and OtE, and the value both frameworks can provide in informing us about the gifted student experience in education. We talked about the impact and difference having multiple OEs can have in a person’s life, and Shelagh shared insights from her research and pointed out directions for future work in gifted populations.

Shelagh will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 Dabrowski Congress and will be talking about contemplations on overexcitabilities.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Openness to Experience and Overexcitabilities in a Sample of Highly Gifted Middle School Students by Shelagh Gallagher

Building Bridges: Research on Gifted Children's Personalities from Three Psychological Theories by Shelagh Gallagher

24-item Overexcitability Questionnaire

A Comparison of the Concept of Overexcitabilities with Measures of Creativity and School Achievement in Sixth-Grade Students by Shelagh Gallagher

Creative Personality Characteristics and Dimensions of Mental Functioning in Gifted Adolescents by Shirley Schiever

Shelagh’s website

NAGC

Videos from the 15th International Dabrowski Congress:

Full Dabrowski Congress 2022 YouTube Playlist

Shelagh’s keynote (YouTube)

Support the podcast. Positive Disintegration is brought to you by the Dabrowski Center.

If you enjoyed this episode on Apple or Spotify, please remember to click on the stars and leave a rating or write a review.

This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit positivedisintegration.substack.com

53 min