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Creativity, emotion and art: Development and initial evaluation of a workshop for professional adults

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  • Marina Ebert
  • Jessica Hoffmann
  • Zorana Ivcevic
  • Christine Phan
  • Marc Brackett
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2015
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving
Issue number2
Volume25
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)47-59
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

A workshop was designed to teach professional adults a set of creativity (problem finding and idea generation) and emotional intelligence (using emotions to facilitate thinking and understanding emotions) skills through engagement with the visual arts. Skills were developed and practiced over eight sessions and applied to real-life problems identified by participants. After participating in the workshop, participants showed more positive attitudes towards creativity, emotional intelligence, and art appreciation. Participants reported higher self-perceived creative and emotion skills and expressed high satisfaction with the workshop.