Enhancing positive affect and divergent thinking abilities: Play some music and dance

  title={Enhancing positive affect and divergent thinking abilities: Play some music and dance},
  author={Maxine Campion and L. Levita},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  pages={137 - 145}
This study compares the effect of dance on affect and cognition to music or exercise, in a young, non-clinical population. Participants were asked to complete tests of mood and creativity before and after spending 5 min either listening to music, dancing, cycling or sitting quietly. Both dancing and passively listening to music enhanced positive affect, decreased negative affect and reduced feelings of fatigue. Cycling and sitting quietly had no effect on positive mood or feelings of fatigue… Expand
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