On Creativity and the Unconscious

On Creativity and the Unconscious

This diverse collection includes "The 'Uncanny,'" "The Moses of Michelangelo," "The Psychology of Love," "The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming," "On War and Death," and "Dreams and Telepathy."

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061718694

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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On Creativity and the Unconscious brings together Freud's important essays on the many expressions of creativity—including art, literature, love, dreams, and spirituality. This diverse collection includes "The 'Uncanny,'" "The Moses of Michelangelo," "The Psychology of Love," "The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming," "On War and Death," and "Dreams and Telepathy."
Categories: Psychology

Perspectives on Creativity and the Unconscious

Perspectives on Creativity and the Unconscious

I thank you , President Shriver , for that very nice introducI tion , and Don Fritz for
having me here , and good morning to everyone here at the Conference -
Perspectives on Creativity and the Unconscious . You know , in many ways ,
mostly ...

Author: Donald W. Fritz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005288728

Category: Creative ability

Page: 116

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Categories: Creative ability

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

Art and the Creative Unconscious

Art and the Creative Unconscious

The consequences of this accentuation of the archetype in the creative man, who
by his very nature is dependent on his receptivity toward the creative
unconscious, manifest themselves partly in deviations from the development of
the ...

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

Phenomenology of Creativity

Phenomenology of Creativity

Any research on the problems of human creativity will inevitably encounter the "
conscious/unconscious” dilemma. On the one hand, scientists analyze the role of
the conscious in the creative process; on the other, they look for the determinants
 ...

Author: Samad Seyidov

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481787406

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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The book presents a contrasting study of the views of ancient Indian, Chinese, Greek, Middle Eastern, and Russian philosophers on creativity. It also discusses the subject of creativity as viewed by Freud, Jung, Adler, the Gestalt school, and other prominent Western psychologists. A special place is provided for an overview of the history of Soviet psychology, and of the revival of psychology in Azerbaijan after the fall of the Soviet Union. The author emphasizes the importance of the social environment in determining the development of the personality. He states that most personal activity is directed at serving the values of the surrounding society, not the values of the person himself. The author considers that creativity is a psychic defense mechanism which people use to solve everyday problems in order to restore their inner and outer equilibrium. Samad Seyidov’s study of creativity comes at the right time and from the right place. Not only are we passing through a period of rapid change, particularly in such fields as nanotechnology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, and genetics, but also the participants in this change are no longer limited to a small group of western countries, but are increasingly appearing in different parts of the world. If the social upheaval that these changes are having in established societies is great, it is even greater in newly emerging societies. Are we equipped to manage these changes, and can the creative arts and sciences join to interpret them, drawing on their varied traditions in order to do so? That is surely the vital question that we carry away from Professor Seyidov’s important study of personality and creativity. Prof. Eleni Karamalengu, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Categories: Psychology

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

... Transformation of the Reality Planes: A Metapsychological Essay. In The Place
of Creation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 362. Neumann, E. (1954/
1959). Creative Man and Transformation. In Art and the Creative Unconscious.

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

The Nature of the Creative Process in Art

The Nature of the Creative Process in Art

Cf. Freud, S. “The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales,” in On
Creativity and the Unconscious, B. Nelson (ed.), Harper Torchbooks, 1958, 76–
84; Freud, S. Dreams and Telepathy, Ibid., pp. 236–64. * Rycroft takes a more
general ...

Author: Jaroslav Havelka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401195126

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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No single factor determined the growth of this book. It may have been that as a novice researcher in Behavioral Psychology I experienced growing discontent with the direction of intellectual activity in which the accent was on methodology and measurement, with a distinct atmosphere of dogmatism, insecurity and defensiveness. The anathema of tender-mindedness was attached to any study of mental manifes tations that avoided laboratory confirmation and statistical significance. Man in his uniqueness and unpredictable potentialities remained un explored. Yet outside the systematic vivisection of variables and their measurement men of originality and genius were studying the mind in its complex yet natural interaction of aspirations, values and creative capacities. It was almost too easy for me to turn to them for the re orientation of my psychological interest, and it was not difficult to find in Freud the most daring and penetrating representant of humanistic psychology. Furthermore, it could have been the fact that Freud's thoughts on creative processes appeared to me at once starkly original and yet incomplete and fragmentary, that led me to reconsider and expand on them. Freud's fascination with culture and creativity, although frank and serious, led him to a peculiar indecisiveness and overcautiousness which was radically different from the dramatic boldness of his thera peutic methods and the depth of his personality theories.
Categories: Psychology

Dancing with the Unconscious

Dancing with the Unconscious

Chapter 1, “Dancing with the Unconscious: The Art of Psychoanalysis,” looks at
psychoanalytic work as an art form and uses the metaphor of dance to describe
the rich creativity of mental life and analytic work. The creative dimensions of free
 ...

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

Art And The Creative Unconscious

Art And The Creative Unconscious

The creative process effected in the tension between the unconscious and the
ego-centered consciousness represents a direct analogy to what Jung described
as the transcendent function. The hierarchy of creative processes hinges on the ...

Author: Neumann, Erich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136301803

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

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

The Resourceful Self

The Resourceful Self

Bantam Classic. New York: Bantam, 1959. ———. “A Childhood Recollection
from Goethe's Dichtung und Wahrheit.” In On Creativity and the Unconscious,
edited by Benjamin Nelson, 111–21. Harper Torchbooks. New York: Harper,
1958.

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630875145

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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Erik Erikson, best known for his life-cycle theory and concept of the identity crisis, proposed that we are comprised of a number of selves. In several earlier books, including At Home in the World, Donald Capps has suggested that the emotional separation of young children--especially boys--from their mothers results in the development of a melancholy self. In this book, Capps employs Erikson's assignment of an inherent strength to each stage of the life cycle and proposes that the life-enhancing strengths of the childhood years (hope, will, purpose, and competence) are central to the development of a resourceful self, and that this self counters the life-diminishing qualities of the melancholy self. Focusing on Erikson's own writings, Capps identifies the four primordial resources that Erikson associates with childhood--humor, play, dreams, and hope--and shows how these resources assist children in confronting life's difficulties and challenges. Capps further suggests that the resourceful self that develops in childhood is central to Jesus' own vision of what we as adults may become if we follow the lead of little children.
Categories: Psychology

Milieus of Creativity

Milieus of Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatiality of Creativity Peter Meusburger,
Joachim Funke, Edgar Wunder. Chapter. 11. The. Unconscious. City: How.
Expectancies. About. Creative. Milieus. Influence. Creative. Performance. Jens
Förster Paris: ...

Author: Peter Meusburger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402098772

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Milieus of Creativity is the second volume in the book series Knowledge and Space. This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism? This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
Categories: Social Science

Achieving Extraordinary Ends An Essay on Creativity

Achieving Extraordinary Ends  An Essay on Creativity

Trying out a number of ideas and having one recur is quite different from Wallas's
notion of incubation, which involves unconscious mental processes occurring
during time away from an activity. And the settling on one idea after trying out a ...

Author: S. Bailin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400927803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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CREATIVITY HAS become a popular slogan in contemporary education and society. We are urged continually to be creative with respect to all our endeavours - to be creative writers, creative cooks, creative teachers, creative thinkers, creative lovers. Ascribing creativity has become one of the principal means of praising, approving, and commending. Yet in the process of becoming a universal term of positive evaluation, the concept of creativity has tended to lose its connection with its origins. We have forgotten that creativity has to do with creating, that it is connected with great achievements and quality productions. And as a consequence of this lapse of memory, most attempts to foster creativity in educational practice have been misleading at best and dangerous at worst. We have come to settle for the encouragement of certain personality traits at the expense of the encouragement of significant achievement - and this in the name of creativity. If we are not clear about what is meant by creativity, we may end up sacrificing creativity precisely in the process of trying to foster it. This book is an attempt to be clear about creativity. The Context For the poet is an airy thing, a winged and a holy thing; and he cannot make poetry until he becomes inspired and goes out of his senses and no mind is left in him. l Plato If creativity and its growth are to be viewed scientifically, creativity must be defined in a way that permits objective observation and measurement . . .
Categories: Philosophy

Creativity

Creativity

Unconscious Processing, Incubation, and Illumination ... in the opposite direction,
with creativity causing psychopathology. this chapter examines a related notion:
that the unconscious plays a critical role in creativity. the logic behind proposals ...

Author: Robert W. Weisberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470036228

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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How cognitive psychology explains human creativity Conventional wisdom holds that creativity is a mysterious quality present in a select few individuals. The rest of us, the common view goes, can only stand in awe of great creative achievements: we could never paint Guernica or devise the structure of the DNA molecule because we lack access to the rarified thoughts and inspirations that bless geniuses like Picasso or Watson and Crick. Presented with this view, today's cognitive psychologists largely differ finding instead that "ordinary" people employ the same creative thought processes as the greats. Though used and developed differently by different people, creativity can and should be studied as a positive psychological feature shared by all humans. Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts presents the major psychological theories of creativity and illustrates important concepts with vibrant and detailed case studies that exemplify how to study creative acts with scientific rigor. Creativity includes: * Two in-depth case studies--Watson and Crick's modeling of the DNA structure and Picasso's painting of Guernica-- serve as examples throughout the text * Methods used by psychologists to study the multiple facets of creativity * The "ordinary thinking" or cognitive view of creativity and its challengers * How problem-solving and experience relate to creative thinking * Genius and madness and the relationship between creativity and psychopathology * The possible role of the unconscious in creativity * Psychometrics--testing for creativity and how personality factors affect creativity * Confluence theories that use cognitive, personality, environmental, and other components to describe creativity Clearly and engagingly written by noted creativity expert Robert Weisberg, Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts takes both students and lay readers on an in-depth journey through contemporary cognitive psychology, showing how the discipline understands one of the most fundamental and fascinating human abilities. "This book will be a hit. It fills a large gap in the literature. It is a well-written, scholarly, balanced, and engaging book that will be enjoyed by students and faculty alike." --David Goldstein, University of Toronto
Categories: Psychology

At Home in the World

At Home in the World

In On Creativity and the Unconscious, edited by Benjamin Nelson, 206–35. New
York: Harper & Row. Halpern, Richard. Norman Rockwell: The Underside of
Innocence. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Heffernan, James A. W.
 ...

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895213

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The emotional separation of boys from their mothers in early childhood enables them to connect with their fathers and their fathers' world. But this separation also produces a melancholic reaction of sadness and sense of loss. Certain religious sensibilities develop out of this melancholic reaction, including a sense of honor, a sense of hope, and a sense of humor. Realizing that they cannot return to their original maternal environment, men, whether knowingly or not, embark on a lifelong search for a sense of being at home in the world. At Home in the World focuses on works of art as a means to explore the formation and continuing expression of men's melancholy selves and their religious sensibilities. These explorations include such topics as male viewers' mixed feelings toward the maternal figure, physical settings that offer alternatives to the maternal environment, and the maternal resonances of the world of nature. By presenting images of the natural world as the locus of peace and contentment, At Home in the World especially reflects of the religious sensibility of hope.
Categories: Religion

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

( 4 ) Wish - Fulfilment and the Unconscious ( 5 ) On Creativity and the
Unconscious : Paper on the Psychology of Art , Lit . and Religion : published in
New York – 1938 . Sigmund Freud and Wish - fulfilment and Unconscious :
Phantasy making ...

Author:

Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media

ISBN: 8187224266

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 87

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Categories: Aesthetics

Higher Creativity

Higher Creativity

Discusses the nature of creativity, looks at the creative process, consciousness, and dreams, and explains how to harness one's own creativity

Author: Willis W. Harman

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 0874773350

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Insight is the mind's magic in action, solving problems, understanding relationships, creating new images--with a speed and certainty unavailable to ordinary consciousness. Breakthrough insights go even further. They take a quantum leap beyond ordinary creativity and our previous ways of looking at things--to a whole new method of resolving our difficulties. Almost all of us have experienced such moments in relation to work oriented or personal problems, and wish we could have them more often--in fact, we can. According to Willis Harman, Ph.D., president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Howard Rheingold, human behavior columnist for Esquire, the main reasons we fail to have this kind of breakthrough experience more frequently are that we don't believe we can, and we don't apply the known techniques which can generate these insights. In Higher Creativity, the authors discuss this self-imposed limitation and argue persuasively for an enlarged image of everyone's creative potential. They examine the secret history of inspiration through contemporary and historical accounts of profound creative breakthroughs, and finally they describe a surprisingly simple and reproducible sequence that has often triggered these insights for outstanding innovators in business, science, and the arts. These apparently special people became special by harnessing, sometimes quite accidentally, the awesome power of the unconscious in the service of higher creativity. Following their example and using historically validated procedures for reprogramming the unconscious, you can learn to capture the lightning for personal breakthrough in your own life.
Categories: Psychology

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Developing Materials for Language Teaching

Most contemporary writers on creativity do not, however, subscribe to this idea,
preferring instead to investigate how creative acts come about. There is, however
, agreement that much creative activity is unconscious. The belief that creativity is
 ...

Author: Brian Tomlinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441176875

Category: Education

Page: 544

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There have been a number of books published on various aspects of materials development for language teaching but Developing Materials for Language Teaching is the only one which provides a comprehensive coverage of the main aspects and issues in the field. This second edition brings it completely up to date and expands on the original book. It deals with advances in IT and an increasingly globalized world. It is the only publication which views current developments in materials development through the eyes of developers and users of materials from all over the world. In doing so it applies principles to practice in ways demonstrated to facilitate the effectiveness of language learning materials. The chapters are written so that the book provides critical overviews of recent developments in materials development and at the same time acts as a stimulus for development and innovation in the field. It is intended both for use as a course book on postgraduate and teacher training courses and as a resource for the stimulus and refreshment of teachers, publishers and applied linguists in the field. The book contains updated versions of many of the chapters in the 2003 edition plus new chapters on corpus-informed materials development, materials development for blended learning, materials development for EAP, materials development for ESOL and materials development for young learners.
Categories: Education

The Fate of the Self

The Fate of the Self

... Moses — as the "trace |of | the passage of a violent gust of passion left by it on
the ensuing calm — on what the artist intended either consciously or
unconsciously On Creativity and the Unconscious Papers on the Psychology oj
Art. \jUtMme.

Author: Stanley Corngold

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231514751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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The Fate of the Self
Categories: Literary Criticism

Creativity

Creativity

Or is there an undifferentiated unconscious state that is strictly neither female nor
male? In the present context, the basic issue is whether we can think of human
creativity without (1) thinking of thinking as itself a creative act; (2) thinking of sex.

Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134273522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

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Creativity: Theory, History, Practice offers important new perspectives on creativity in the light of contemporary critical theory and cultural history. Innovative in approach as well as argument, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries and builds new bridges between the critical and the creative. It is organised in four parts: Why creativity now? offers much-needed alternatives to both the Romantic stereotype of the creator as individual genius and the tendency of the modern creative industries to treat everything as a commodity defining creativity, creating definitions traces the changing meaning of 'create' from religious ideas of divine creation from nothing to advertising notions of concept creation. It also examines the complex history and extraordinary versatility of terms such as imagination, invention, inspiration and originality dreation as myth, story, metaphor begins with modern re-tellings of early African, American and Australian creation myths and – picking up Biblical and evolutionary accounts along the way – works round to scientific visions of the Big Bang, bubble universes and cosmic soup creative practices, cultural processes is a critical anthology of materials, chosen to promote fresh thinking about everything from changing constructions of 'literature' and 'design' to artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. Rob Pope takes significant steps forward in the process of rethinking a vexed yet vital concept, all the while encouraging and equipping readers to continue the process in their own creative or 're-creative' ways. Creativity: Theory, History, Practice is invaluable for anyone with a live interest in exploring what creativity has been, is currently, and yet may be.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Stage and the Great Depression

The American Stage and the Great Depression

Sigmund Freud , “ The Uncanny ” ( 1919 ) , reprinted in On Creativity and the
Unconscious , edited by Benjamin Nelson ( New York : Harper & Row , 1958 ) ,
pp . 123–61 ; and Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious , translated by A. A.
Brill ...

Author: Mark Fearnow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521561116

Category: Drama

Page: 214

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A study of the 'grotesque' in American theatre of the 1930s.
Categories: Drama