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Month: May 2020

The Good and Bad of Sensitivity in Teachers

As part of my doctoral research, I investigated sensitivity among teachers. Results show that being highly sensitivity has strengths as well as weaknesses for teachers.

Sensitive teachers reported having more empathy towards their students, but also experienced more difficulties with the challenging aspects of the teaching profession.

People fall into different sensitivity groups: Orchids, Tulips and Dandelions

Should we understand sensitivity as a continuous dimension that ranges from low to high or as a category, with some people being highly sensitive and others not?

Parenting Quality and Sensitive Children

Parenting quality matters for all children, but especially so for children that are more sensitive.

Highly sensitive children are at greater risk to develop behavioural problems than less sensitive children when experiencing harsh or permissive parenting.