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ERIC Number: EJ1146197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Effect of Drawing Exercises on Mood When Negative Affect Is Not Induced
Northcott, Jessica L.; Frein, Scott T.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n2 p92-95 2017
In this study we examined the effects of drawing on positive and negative affect, when negative mood induction is not used as has been done in prior research. There were 64 participants ranging in age from 18 to 24 who completed 1 of the following activities: drawing, writing, or sitting quietly for 10 min. Positive and negative affects were assessed before and after completion of the activity. Results indicate that drawing without first inducing a negative mood does reduce negative affect, but does not significantly change positive affect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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