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Books on hypersensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity)

The highly sensitive persons website by Elaine Aron the author of:

- The Highly Sensitive Person

- The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

- The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook

- The Highly Sensitive Child

- Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person: Improving Outcomes for That Minority of People Who Are the Majority of Clients

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to buy those and many other books from E. Aron.


Here you can take the self-test.


Elaine Aron explains highl sensitivity here and here.

Scientific articles on sensory processing sensitivity

Aron, E. N. (2012). Temperament in psychotherapy: Reflections on clinical practice with the trait of sensitivity. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.), Handbook of temperament (pp. 645-670). New York: Guilford.


Aron, E., Aron A., and Jagiellowicz, J. (2012) Sensory processing sensitivity: A review in the light of the evolution of biological responsivity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 262-282.


Jagiellowicz, J., Xu, X., Aron, A., Aron, E., Cao, G., Feng, T., & Weng, X. (2010) The trait of sensory processing sensitivity and neural responses to changes in visual scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 38-47.


Aron, A., Ketay, S., Hedden, T., Aron, E. N., Markus, H. R., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2010) Temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity moderates cultural differences in
neural response. Social Cogn
itive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 38-47.


Aron, E., (2006) The clinical implications of Jung's concept of sensitiveness, Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, 8, 11-43.


Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K. (2005). "Adult Shyness: The Interaction of Temperamental Sensitivity and a Negative Childhood Environment." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 181-197.


E. N. Aron (2004). "The Impact of Temperament on Intimacy and Closeness." In The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy. Eds. D. Mashek and A. Aron. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Aron, E. N. (2004). "Revisiting Jung's concept of innate sensitiveness". Journal of Analytical Psychology, 49, 337-367.

Aron, E. N., Aron, A., & Davies, K. (2005). Adult shyness: The interaction of temperamental sensitivity and an adverse childhood environment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 181-197.


E. N. Aron (2000). "High Sensitivity as One Source of Fearfulness and Shyness," in Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia: Origins, Biological Mechanisms, and Clinical Outcomes. Eds. L. A. Schmidt and J. Schulkin. New York: Oxford University Press,pp. 251-272.


Aron, E. & Aron, A. (1997). Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 345-368.


E. N. Aron (1996). "Counseling the Highly Sensitive Person." Counseling and Human Development, 28, 1-7.