American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Can Theatre-Therapy Increase Creativity and Change Thinking Positively?
Stella Conte, Patrizia Puliga

Theater-Therapy, that is Theater (Stanislavksij’s Method) joint to Positive Psychology, could improve Creativity aspects positively affecting thinking and self-vision. To test this hypothesis, six subjects took part in a research to ascertain if participation to Theater-therapy increase creativity and change way of thinking. The experiment included one three-hour weekly meeting for six months. On the first day, the TTCT was administered to each subject and re-administered on the last day of the experiment. Every meeting was audio-recorded. The analysis of speech shows that while in the first month of meetings the subjects talked about external events with negative feelings and duties, after six month the subject talked about internal events and affections and the vision of self had changed. Likewise, after six months subjects showed an increase of creativity.

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