Psychology 150 - USA: The Psychology of Creativity in Hawaii
Students will travel to Hawaii where they will explore psychological theories of creativity, testing firsthand the hypothesis that creativity can be enhanced through a variety of experiences such as mindfulness, yoga, meditation, dance, art, music, martial arts, mythology, nature hikes, novel stimuli, creativity-training exercises, positive psychology, and the like. Students will work on a number of creative exercises during the course, including both structured and open-ended projects. Students will stay at an oceanside yoga retreat on the big island - a nonprofit, soulful refuge nestled in the rainforest jungle. Day trip excursions may include activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and visiting turtle ponds, lava parks, waterfalls, farmer's markets, botanical gardens, and black sand beaches. At the retreat, students will have the opportunity to take classes in yoga, dance, drawing, writing, and Hawaiian culture, among others. This course is open to all students; those interested in exploring how enhancing their creativity could benefit their academic and personal lives are especially encouraged to apply.
Course: PSYC 150
Program leaders: Lisa Onorato, Susan Young
Curricular requirement: EL
Length of program: 20 days
Meals: All meals included
Prices of Off-Campus J Term programs are ESTIMATES. If there are factors that affect the final cost of a program, such as fluctuations in currency exchange rates or fuel price increases, a fee adjustment will be announced. Should there be a change in a program fee students will have two weeks from notification of that change, or until the last day of classes, (whichever is shorter) to pay.