'Mellow Out' They Say. If I Only Could.
Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright
by Michael M. Piechowski, Ph.D.
Foreword by Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.
Royal Fireworks Press, 2014
Second, Revised Edition
This book is intended for parents and teachers of intense and sensitive young people and to serve the young people as a friendly mirror in which they can recognize themselves for who they are.
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Michael M. Piechowski received his M.Sc. in plant physiology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, his home town in Poland. After a year of study in Belgium he came to the United States obtaining a Ph. D. in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He taught at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta where he met Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski. They worked together for eight years. Not interrupting their collaboration, Michael Piechowski returned to the University of Wisconsin to obtain a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. Subsequently, he taught at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and Northland College situated on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Educational Advancement and Professor Emeritus, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin where he introduced an experiential course in transpersonal psychology. He is a contributor to the Handbook of Gifted Education and the Encyclopedia of Creativity. His studies of self-actualizing people and moral exemplars led him to the study of emotional and spiritual giftedness. He has taught at the Honors Summer Institute at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio and has lectured in New Zealand and Australia. Since 2002 he has been involved with the Yunasa summer camp for highly gifted youth, organized by the Institute for Educational Advancement. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.