Creativity and mental health in everyday life.

  title={Creativity and mental health in everyday life.},
  author={Arthur Cropley},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  • A. Cropley
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
Abstract The connection between mental health and creativity has traditionally been studied in terms of outstanding aesthetic‐professional creativity and mental illness. More interesting however, is the possible connection between “everyday “ creativity and mental health. Everyday creativity involves attacking day to day activities in a divergent way: It derives from a complex of cognitive, affective, personal, motivational, and social factors, and is characterized by openness, flexibility… 

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