Elaine Aron

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Elaine N. Aron is an American clinical research psychologist and author[1]. Aron has published numerous books and scholarly articles about inherited temperament and interpersonal relationships,[2] especially on the subject of sensory processing sensitivity, beginning with The Highly Sensitive Person (1996),[3] which has sold over a million copies.[4]

Elaine N. Aron
Born (1944-11-01) November 1, 1944 (age 76)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
York University
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Occupation
Websitehsperson.com

Education[edit]

Aron is known for research into sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) as graphically summarized by Greven et al. (review article, 2019).[5] A person with a high measure of SPS is said to be a highly sensitive person (HSP).[6][7]

Aron graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, and later earned an Master of Arts in clinical psychology from York University (Toronto) and a Ph.D. in clinical depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (Santa Barbara, California).[2][8] She interned at the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco.[2]

Professional practice and personal life[edit]

Aron maintains a psychotherapy practice in Mill Valley, California.[8]

Aron is married to SUNY-Stony Brook psychology professor Arthur Aron, with whom she collaborates in studies of the interaction of childhood environment with SPS in predicting adult functioning.[9] In nearly 50 years of studying love, the couple developed a 36-question list, since used in hundreds of studies, to create closeness in a lab setting, to break down barriers between strangers, and improve understanding between police officers and community members.[10]

Published works[edit]

Books[11][edit]

  • The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You (1996)
  • The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook (1999)
  • The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You (2001)
  • The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them (2002)
  • The Undervalued Self: Restore Your Love/Power Balance, Transform the Inner Voice That Holds You Back, and Find Your True Self-Worth (2010)
  • Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person: Improving Outcomes for That Minority of People Who Are the Majority of Clients (2010)
  • The Highly Sensitive Parent: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You (2020)

Scholarly journal articles[edit]

  • Aron, Elaine; Aron, Arthur (1997). "Sensory-Processing Sensitivity and its Relation to Introversion and Emotionality" (PDF). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 73 (2): 345–368. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.73.2.345. PMID 9248053. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 13, 2015.

Magazine articles[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradberry, Travis; Greaves, Jean (2012-09-10). "Emotional Intelligence Appraisal - Multi-Rater Edition". doi:10.1037/t11828-000. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Elaine N. Aron, PhD". WebMD.com. 2013. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Aron, Elaine (6 March 2014). The highly sensitive person. London. ISBN 978-0-00-738477-8. OCLC 875631050.
  4. ^ Lally, Maria (October 12, 2015). "Highly sensitive people: a condition rarely understood". The Telegraph. U.K. Archived from the original on October 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Greven et al. 2019.
  6. ^ Boterberg, Sofie; Warreyn, Petra (2016), "Making sense of it all: The impact of sensory processing sensitivity on daily functioning of children", Personality and Individual Differences, 92: 80–86, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.12.022, hdl:1854/LU-7172755, archived from the original on May 23, 2016
  7. ^ Booth, Charlotte; Standage, Helen; Fox, Elaine (1 Dec 2015), "Sensory-processing sensitivity moderates the association between childhood experiences and adult life satisfaction", Personality and Individual Differences, 87: 24–29, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.020, PMC 4681093, PMID 26688599
  8. ^ a b "About Dr. Elaine Aron". HSperson.com. 2014. Archived from the original on December 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "Arthur Aron, PhD". psychology.stonybrook.edu. 2010. Archived from the original on September 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Anwar, Yasmin (February 12, 2015). "Creating love in the lab: The 36 questions that spark intimacy". Berkeley News. University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on November 14, 2020.
  11. ^ "Books by Elaine N. Aron". goodreads.com. 2021. Archived from the original on January 9, 2021.

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