Does Creativity Make You Happy? The Influence of Creative Activity on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-being
2014 (English)In: Journal of European Psychology Students, ISSN 2222-6931, Vol. 5, no 2, 19-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study is to investigate if a change in psychological well-being can result from engagement in creative activity. In an online experimental study participants will be randomly assigned to solve either a creative or a non-creative task. Their experience of completing the task will be compared with their average daily well-being level. Involvement in a creative task is expected to boost both positive feelings (hedonic well-being) and good functioning (eudaimonic well-being). Personal characteristics, such as a need for closure, and task features, e.g. difficulty level, will also be tested for their moderating effects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Ubiquity Press , 2014. Vol. 5, no 2, 19-23 p.
happiness, well-being, creativity, hedonia, eudaimonia
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112177DOI: 10.5334/jeps.byOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-112177DiVA: diva2:778351
Work in progress report2015-01-092015-01-092015-01-12Bibliographically approved