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Does State of Being and Dynamic Movement have a relationship with Creativity?

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posted on 2022-10-17, 13:32 authored by Gina Deininger


Creativity research is a fast growing area of research. In our modern society there

is recognition that creativity is becoming more and more important (Adobe

Survey, 2012). David Bohm and David Peat applied a universal approach to

explaining creativity. Peat and Bohm explain the movement that occurs in the

creative process by way of intrinsic and generative orders. They also highlight the

importance of 'state of being' and an interaction both externally and internally of a

person in the creative process. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who is a well-respected

modern researcher of creativity, also includes aspects of state of being in his flow

concept, as well as pointing out the importance of interaction and feedback from

an external world.

This doctoral research series is based on three main factors - my 15-year self-study

as a practising artist, an analysis of contemporary creativity and mind theories and

empirically testing the key propositions that arise from these analyses in eight

seperate studies. The research explores whether there is a relationship between

'state of being', 'dynamic movement' and creativity.

The contribution to knowledge are clear definitions of 'state of being' and 'dynamic

movement' and a practical application of these terms in the context of creativity.

The methodology used to empirically explore the relationship of these propositions

could also be regarded as a contribution to knowledge as it extends the

triangulation metholology to include 'dynamic movement'. The results from the

eight studies start to show a relationship between 'state of being', 'dynamic

movement' and creativity.



  • School of Art and Design

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  • Doctoral

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  • PhD

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