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Does Creativity Make You Happy? The Influence of Creative Activity on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-being
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2014 (English)In: Journal of European Psychology Students, ISSN 2222-6931, Vol. 5, no 2, 19-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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London: Ubiquity Press , 2014. Vol. 5, no 2, 19-23 p.
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happiness, well-being, creativity, hedonia, eudaimonia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112177DOI: 10.5334/jeps.byOAI: diva2:778351

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