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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Love and Creativity: A Shared Dynamic
by Newsom, Stephanie M., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012, 107; 1507951
Abstract (Summary)

Love and creativity both thrive in the edges of consciousness, embodying our greatest passions and aspirations, and our most profound weaknesses. This thesis explores some of the dynamics that love and creativity seem to share, looking at inspiration, collaboration, audience involvement, and assessment, as viewed from both inside and outside the experience of creativity. The lives and work of several artists, my own experiences as a creative individual, and diverse theories of creativity, love, and music are touched on. This thesis uses a heuristic methodology, and the conclusions reached are open-ended. With two such enormous subjects as creativity and love to link together, the subject is far from exhausted within the confines of this paper; however, the exploration may be helpful for creative individuals examining psychological theories, for persons seeking suggestions in the uses of art in therapy, and in the uses of therapy for artists and other creative people.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Elsner, Tom
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Counseling Psychology, Cognitive psychology
Publication Number: 1507951
ISBN: 978-1-267-24189-4
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