Dancing with the Muses: dissociation and flow.

@article{Thomson2012DancingWT,
  title={Dancing with the Muses: dissociation and flow.},
  author={Paula Thomson and S. Victoria Jaque},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={478-89}
}
This study investigated dissociative psychological processes and flow (dispositional and state) in a group of professional and pre-professional dancers (n=74). In this study, high scores for global (Mdn=4.14) and autotelic (Mdn=4.50) flow suggest that dancing was inherently integrating and rewarding, although 17.6% of the dancers were identified as possibly having clinical levels of dissociation (Dissociative Experiences Scale-Taxon cutoff score≥20). The results of the multivariate analysis of… CONTINUE READING