ERIC Number: ED461079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Creativity: Its Role in Healing and Place in Positive Psychology.
The following article provides a look at the creative process through the eyes of positive psychology. It describes first how creativity fits into the theory behind this field, then goes on to trace how a positive psychologist might consider this construct: observing how it functions therapeutically in the natural environment, then theorizing about how that process could be enhanced, supported, instigated, or developed through therapeutic intervention. Finally, the article pinpoints some advantages to a therapeutic approach utilizing the creative process over traditional techniques. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).