Understanding Anger

Anger is often denied or suppressed but communication of anger can be productive and avoid development of destructive hostility, constant anxiety, and violence..
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The Creative Process of Psychotherapy

Effective psychotherapy is a mutual creative process between therapist and patient.

Adolescence and Creativity

Although young children are often free and spontaneous and therefore considered to be creative, true creativity begins in adolescence with the structuring of developmental tasks.

Creativity and Disadvantaged South African Students

South African black students have suffered from deficits in secondary school education. Creative capacities help produce success in professional and advanced general learning.

Psychosis and the Creation of Poetry

Poetry creation is often thought to result from the upsurge of unconscious process. As characteristic of schizophrenic thinking, such upsurge must be molded by creative cognition.

Scientific Creativity: Discovery of the Monoclonal Antibody

Using the creative sep-con articulation process a German biologist dramatically discovered an important new diagnostic and therapeutic approach to cancer and other grave diseases

Einstein's Creative Thinking and Relativity

Albert Einstein's creation of the General Theory of Relativity is still operative today. His initial conception consisted of the creative cognition, the janusian process.

Self Creation and Treatment

Creation of the self in the course of therapy is similar to the process of creation of all types of art. It involves the unearthing of self knowledge, new choices and alternatives.

Family Background, Creativity, and Genius

Is the intense motivation of creative persons and geniuses, as manifested by months- or years-long devotions to a project in science, art, or other fields, due to inheritance or other family background factors? I describe a controlled empirical study of 435 Nobel laureates in science and 215 literary prizewinners.

Creative Psychiatric Revolutions: A History

Psychiatry is one of the most challenging fields in medicine. It has evolved through a series of creative developments, beginning with overcoming beliefs in demonic possession and the removal of chains from the hospitalized to current medicinal, psychotherapeutic and social treatments.

The Sep-Con Articulation Process in Creativity

The sep-con articulation process was discovered in extensive empirical investigations with outstanding literary prizewinners and Nobel laureates in the sciences. It consists of constructing or conceiving connection and functional separation concomitantly.The wide use in creativity, examples, and application do's and don'ts are specified.

The Homospatial Process in Creativity

The homospatial process was discovered in extensive empirical investigations with outstanding literary prizewinners and Nobel Laureates in the sciences. It consists of conceiving two or more discrete entities in the same mental space or location, a conception leading to the articulation of new identities. The wide use in creativity and Does and Don'ts of use are specified.

The Janusian Process in Creativity

The janusian process was discovered in extensive empirical investigations with outstanding literary prizewinners and with Nobel laureates in the sciences. It consists of conceiving and using multiple opposites or antitheses simultaneously. Application of the process in creative work is described through an outline of the appropriate do's and don'ts.

Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann: Creativity in Psychotherapy

Treatment of psychotic patients is very difficult and many practitioners believe that it is impossible to employ psychotherapy ef with such patients. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was a courageous and creative therapist who extended and improved treatment in dramatic and sustaining ways. Her work has been a model for all mental health practitioners treating severely ill patients.

Creativity and Mental Illness II: The Scream

In a previous post, I showed Jackson Pollock's creation of abstract expressionism during a healthy period. Here, we see Edvard Munch's use of healthy creative processes to produce the famous lithograph "The Scream." Although both artists suffered from Bipolar Disorders, their creative work and thinking consisted of healthy mental processes.
2001 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Reproduced with permission

Creativity and Mental Illness

Creating and creativity are healthy processes in contradiction to contentions such as those of Kay Jamison and Nancy Andreasen and others who have carried out weak research purportedly showing connections between creativity and mental illness.

Creativity in Centerfield

This is an account of authentic creativity in the everyday sport of baseball. Joe Dimaggio's creative catching in the outfield is illustrated

Creativity of Science Nobel Laureates and Other Prizewinners

The term creativity has been positively applied to a wide variety of actions and activities ranging from changing course or successfully making and doing something differently to the achievements of great art, literature, and science. The work described reports empirically discovered specific cognitive processes leading to outstanding creative achievements.