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Posts by Krystyna C. Laycraft

  1. The Positive Disintegration of Maria Sklodowska Curie, Part II: Autonomous Growth

    In this deep dive into the dynamisms of Dabrowski’s level IV in Marie Curie’s life, Krystyna Laycraft shows us just what the third factor is all about.

  2. The Positive Disintegration of Maria Sklodowska Curie, Part I: Developmental Potential

    You surely know all about the scientific accomplishments of Madame Curie. But did you know that her childhood was teeming with the intensity a fellow Polish scientist would dub “overexcitability?”

  3. Maturing Through Creativity: A Conceptual Model of Creativity Development in Young People

    How does creativity contribute to adolescents’ psychosocial growth? Here Krystyna Laycraft shares her doctoral research on the subject and shows why the theory of positive disintegration is particularly relevant to the highly creative.

  4. Creativity as a Collective Activity

    For fellowship to be right, there must be organization within diversity; clarity in purpose within the strength of diversity. Then does fellowship lead to order. —I Ching After eight years living abroad in Canada, I returned to my native Poland to establish a high school in Warsaw—a process of creation…

  5. Transformative Life Experiences Through the Decision-Making Process

    Emotion fuels our decisions; our decisions, in turn, mark the points in our lives that put us on the higher path. So argues Krystyna Laycraft as she reflects on her own inner psychic transformation while deciding to return to Poland after the fall of Communism.

  6. Order Out of Chaos Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Positive Disintegration

    Krystyna C. Laycraft brings her training in physics and psychology together to show how chaos theory and the theory of positive disintegration are essentially talking about the same process.