Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

John R. Maze provides a radical psychoanalytic reading of the life-historical and psychopathological themes underlying the intellectual and emotional force of Virginia Woolf's novels.

Author: J. R. Maze

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015040345996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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John R. Maze provides a radical psychoanalytic reading of the life-historical and psychopathological themes underlying the intellectual and emotional force of Virginia Woolf's novels. Her repeated, progressive attempts at literary self-analysis yielded many years of original, insightful, and influential creativity, but were subverted in the end by intractable unconscious self-destructive impulses.
Categories: Literary Criticism

On Creativity

On Creativity

In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.

Author: Sudhir Kakar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351189442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery. In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.
Categories: Literary Collections

Writing on the Moon

Writing on the Moon

This innovative book offers a collection of creative writings by psychotherapists - poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction.

Author: Bonnie Zindel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1782204601

Category: Writing

Page: 236

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Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others is a collection of the best works published over the past fifteen years in the Creative Literary Section of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, along with imaginative introductions by the author. Some writings are raw and honest, some are dark and access our primal being. Others, filled with beauty, illuminate the internal life, the playful mind, and unconscious doodlings that might otherwise remain unformulated.
Categories: Writing

Dancing with the Unconscious

Dancing with the Unconscious

This book continues that discussion, emphasizing how the creative process in psychoanalysis and art utilizes the unconscious in a quest for transformation and healing.

Author: Danielle Knafo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136951336

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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In writing and lecturing over the past two decades on the relationship between psychoanalysis and art, Danielle Knafo has demonstrated the many ways in which these two disciplines inform and illuminate each other. This book continues that discussion, emphasizing how the creative process in psychoanalysis and art utilizes the unconscious in a quest for transformation and healing. Part one of the book presents case studies to show how free association, transference, dream work, regression, altered states of consciousness, trauma, and solitude function as creative tools for analyst, patient, and artist. Knafo uses the metaphor of dance to describe therapeutic action, the back-and-forth movement between therapist and patient, past and present, containment and release, and conscious and unconscious thought. The analytic couple is both artist and medium, and the dance they do together is a dynamic representation of the boundless creativity of the unconscious mind. Part two of the book offers in-depth studies of several artists to illustrate how they employ various media for self-expression and self-creation. Knafo shows how artists, though mostly creating in solitude, are frequently engaged in significant relational proceses that attempt rapprochement with internalized objects and repair of psychic injury. Dancing with the Unconscious expands the theoretical dimension of psychoanalysis while offering the clinician ways to realize greater creativity in work with patients.
Categories: Psychology

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension.

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220201261

Category: Self-Help

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This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Book 2: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. Book 3: Do you know what the seven keys are to think better? And do you understand the advantages of creative visualization? Many people have no clue what’s going on inside their minds. And even though I cannot promise that this book can explain every thought and every idea or imagination, it will definitely give you new insights that help you get a firmer grasp of the neurological connections your brain is making.
Categories: Self-Help

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

“Giacometti's Genius: Understanding the Artist's Creative Process. ... “Psychoanalysis and the Study of Creative Imagination,” Ed. Hendrik M. Ruitenbeck, ...

Author: Kathryn Madden

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781630513870

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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From whence spring the sparks of creativity? It is to this very question that the field of depth psychology—especially that of C.G. Jung and his intellectual descendants—has much to contribute. Just as the Muses were the offspring of Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, our memories are the ancestors of our creativity that finds its multifaceted expression in the written word, image, theater, dance, and music. The Unconscious Roots of Creativity seeks to push the investigation into that domain of memory that is beyond our conscious reach. With articles from 16 contributors, the “red thread” running through each of the offerings in this volume is that, whatever its ultimate expression, the creative impulse has its roots deep in the psyche. Edited By Kathryn Madden with articles by Linda Carter, Anna Maria Costantino, Carol Thayer Cox, Leonard Cruz, Lisa Raye Garlock, James Hollis, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ian Livingston, Kathryn Madden, Jordan S. Potash, Susan Rowland, Murray Stein, Ann Ulanov, Tjeu van den Berk, Robin van Loben Sels, and Heidi S. Volf.
Categories: Psychology

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

Therefore, in this book, we focus on several things, which include: how to decrease fears, phobias, and anxiety through the subconscious mind; how to use curiosity, conscientiousness, and creativity to our advantage; the inner language and ...

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220200967

Category: Psychology

Page:

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The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Therefore, in this book, we focus on several things, which include: how to decrease fears, phobias, and anxiety through the subconscious mind; how to use curiosity, conscientiousness, and creativity to our advantage; the inner language and monologue in our brains; and the difference between subconscious and unconscious thoughts and ideas. Learn more about yourself! Get reading or listening to this book.
Categories: Psychology

The Crisis of Creativity

The Crisis of Creativity

Explores the character of creativity, especially in its historical aspects, and sets the concepts of such men as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Freud, Hume and Bergson, against Seidel's own.

Author: George Joseph Seidel

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002269846

Category: Creative ability

Page: 182

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Explores the character of creativity, especially in its historical aspects, and sets the concepts of such men as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Freud, Hume and Bergson, against Seidel's own. A prime reason for the current creative malaise, the author contends, is the enormous amount of knowledge now at man's disposal. The sheer bulk of this information, coming as it does with such speed and from such diverse sources, exerts an inhibiting force on the creative unconscious. The author discusses the functions and relative importance of intelligence, neuroses, the senses, memory, passion, pain, and education in the development of creative capacities.
Categories: Creative ability

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

This book consists of two titles, which are the following: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension.

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220201230

Category: Psychology

Page:

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This book consists of two titles, which are the following: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Therefore, in this book, we focus on several things, which include: how to decrease fears, phobias, and anxiety through the subconscious mind; how to use curiosity, conscientiousness, and creativity to our advantage; the inner language and monologue in our brains; and the difference between subconscious and unconscious thoughts and ideas. Book 2: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. All of these topics can enlighten you about the very nature of our thoughts.
Categories: Psychology

Madness and Creativity

Madness and Creativity

Analyst and author Ann Belford Ulanov draws on her years of clinical work and reflection to make the point that madness and creativity share a kinship, an insight that shakes both analysand and analyst to the core, reminding us as it does ...

Author: Ann Belford Ulanov

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603449496

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

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Analyst and author Ann Belford Ulanov draws on her years of clinical work and reflection to make the point that madness and creativity share a kinship, an insight that shakes both analysand and analyst to the core, reminding us as it does that the suffering places of the human psyche are inextricably—and, often inexplicably—related to the fountains of creativity, service, and even genius. She poses disturbing questions: How do we depend on order, when chaos is a necessary part of existence? What are we to make of evil—both that surrounding us and that within us? Is there a myth of meaning that can contain all the differences that threaten to shatter us? Ulanov’s insights unfold in conversation with themes in Jung’s Red Book which, according to Jung, present the most important experiences of his life, themes he explicated in his subsequent theories. In words and paintings Jung displays his psychic encounters from1913–1928, describing them as inner images that “burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.” Responding to some of Jung’s more fantastic encounters as he illustrated them, Ulanov suggests that our problems and compulsions may show us the path our creativity should take. With Jung she asserts that the multiplicities within and around us are, paradoxically, pieces of a greater whole that can provide healing and unity as, in her words, “every part of us and of our world gets a seat at the table.” Taken from Ulanov’s addresses at the 2012 Fay Lectures in Analytical Psychology, Madness and Creativity stands as a carefully crafted presentation, with many clinical examples of human courage and fulfillment.
Categories: Psychology

Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity

Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity

This book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers of problem solving, creativity and thinking and reasoning as well as for students from all disciplines taking problem solving modules.

Author: Kenneth J. Gilhooly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351375962

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

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Can problems be solved by setting them aside or by sleeping on them? Incubation, the process of stopping conscious work on problems for a set period of time, is an integral part of the creative problem solving process. Providing an overview of the main issues, findings and implications of cognitive research on incubation effects in problem solving and creativity, this book argues that incubation is an effective strategy for tackling problems that do not yield to initial solution attempts. Gilhooly reasons that unconscious work is automatic and explores the underlying processes involved in incubation, providing evidence to showcase the major role of unconscious processing in problem solving. Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity concludes with a discussion of the implications of unconscious work theory for enhanced problem solving, positioning incubation as an effective and important stage in creative problem solving. This book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers of problem solving, creativity and thinking and reasoning as well as for students from all disciplines taking problem solving modules.
Categories: Psychology

The Creative Brain

The Creative Brain

A revolutionary analysis of the nature of genius draws on the latest neuroscientific research to propose that a genius is able to tap into the unconscious mind in ways that the normal person cannot, allowing unique creative breakthroughs, ...

Author: Nancy C. Andreasen

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452287812

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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A revolutionary analysis of the nature of genius draws on the latest neuroscientific research to propose that a genius is able to tap into the unconscious mind in ways that the normal person cannot, allowing unique creative breakthroughs, and examines the link between creativity and mental illness and ways to enhance personal creative potential. Originally published as The Creating Brain. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Medical

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The discovery of the unconscious. New York: Basic Books. Engell, J. (1981). The creative imagination: Enlightenment to romanticism.

Author: James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490610

Category: Psychology

Page:

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The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity is a comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the most respected psychologists, researchers and educators. This handbook serves both as a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and as an invaluable reference and current source of important information. It covers such diverse topics as the brain, education, business, and world cultures. The first section, 'Basic Concepts', is designed to introduce readers to both the history of and key concepts in the field of creativity. The next section, 'Diverse Perspectives of Creativity', contains chapters on the many ways of approaching creativity. Several of these approaches, such as the functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches, have been invented or greatly reconceptualized in the last decade. The third section, 'Contemporary Debates', highlights ongoing topics that still inspire discussion. Finally, the editors summarize and discuss important concepts from the book and look to what lies ahead.
Categories: Psychology

Art and the Creative Unconscious

Art and the Creative Unconscious

... and to an extensive repression and inhibition of the unconscious and the related mother archetype. But in the creative man—and to a considerable degree ...

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415209439

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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"First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
Categories: Psychology

Understanding Creativity

Understanding Creativity

"This book by Dacey and Lennon combines the wonder and awe of human creativity with the complexity of its study. The authors advance the ?biopsychosocial? perspective as a model of the creative process. . .

Author: John S. Dacey

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015043814022

Category: Psychology

Page: 298

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In Understanding Creativity, authors John S. Dacey and Kathleen H. Lennon offer a thorough examination of the three factors - biological, psychological, and social - that contribute to the creative process. In clear and lively language, this book explores a breadth of topics on creativity including: how creative people operate as successful and imaginative problem solvers, the essential role self-control plays in realizing creative potential, and the most current discoveries about how the brain works on the neuronal and chemical levels. Most important, the book presents an innovative model that integrates the biological, psychological, and social elements and reflects the most significant advances in current creativity research.
Categories: Psychology

Creative Teaching

Creative Teaching

On Creativity and the Unconscious: Papers on the Psychology of Art, Literature, Love, Religion. New York: Harper & Row. . 1960. Wit and Its Relation to the ...

Author: James P. Downing

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563084767

Category: Education

Page: 225

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This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills. Some 75 activities, that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them, are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls.
Categories: Education

Cognitive Unconscious and Human Rationality

Cognitive Unconscious and Human Rationality

This volume contributes to a current debate within the psychology of thought that has wide implications for our ideas about creativity, decision making, and economic behavior.

Author: Laura Macchi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262034081

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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Examining the role of implicit, unconscious thinking on reasoning, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and its neurocognitive basis, for a genuinely psychological conception of rationality.
Categories: Psychology