Affect, Creative Experience, and Psychological Adjustment

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Sandra Walker Russ
Psychology Press, 1999 - Medical - 244 pages
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Previously neglected, more and more "affect and creativity" is recognized as an area that is important to research and exciting to investigate. Affect, Creative Experience, and Psychological Adjustment presents the very latest ideas and research by leaders in the field about the role of affect in the creative process. This book is an arena where new theories and concepts are presented, research findings compared and discussed, methodological issues wrestled with, and future research directions outlined. This volume addresses the key questions in this emerging area through a superb balance of strong research and a presentation of current concepts and syntheses as groundwork for future empirical investigations.
 

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Contents

Why Does Positive Affect Facilitate Creative
9
The View From
19
Review of the Research on Mood and Creativity
25
A Theory of Mood Effects on Creative Problem
32
Theory and Research
57
Positive and Negative Affect in Creativity
66
Conclusion
72
Proposed Mechanisms of Decreased Motivation
80
Awareness of Experience Through Affect
136
Affect and Attention in Creativity Through Deep
142
The Model
149
Implications Applications and Conclusions
157
PART THREE
163
Adulthood
171
Creativity as Interpretation
178
Necessity is Not
185

The AffectCreativity Link
86
Affect in Artistic and Scientific Creativity
93
Conclusion
104
Images of Self
109
The Present Study
115
Conclusion
126
Beauty as a Force
195
An Evolution of Information
204
The Sublime
210
Creativity Bipolarity and the Dynamics of Style
221
Index
239
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