This course examines creativity's role in the therapeutic process. Writings by psychologists and artists are explored to help students better understand psychological creativity. The class studies questions such as: how is art therapeutic? and, how does the therapeutic process help one see and live life more creatively?
- Student will understand psychological models of the creative process.
- Students will learn historical trends in the evaluation of creativity.
- Students will learn techniques for encouraging creativity in self and others.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.