The acclaimed fable The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery declares children are much wiser and more creative than many adults. Can we regain that creative vitality? In a post on her Scientific American blog Literally Psyched, Maria Konnikova writes that de Saint-Exupery makes a “larger point about creativity and thought [that] is difficult to […]
How does gender identity impact us? As a student of psychology and creative people, I find that to be a fascinating topic – especially as it relates to artists. How does our identity impact how we express our creativity? One aspect of gender and identity is androgyny. Actor Tilda Swinton once commented: “The other day, […]
“A dark side of being a creative and a performer, is to have access to certain emotional states that are the medium through which art is created.” Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz How do talented actors and other artists make use of their inner emotional lives, including the shadow and dark sides, to be more alive and […]
“There’s a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl…” Mira Sorvino Creative people experience complex personalities that can help nurture divergent thinking and openness to experience, which support creative expression, but these traits can also lead to inner conflicts. “If there is one word […]
So many people experience unwanted sexual contact, rape and other forms of sexual abuse – and help deal with the aftermath through creative expression, perhaps using art therapy, but more often some other form of creative self-expression.
One of …