Psychology of Creativity in Hawaii
Course: PSYC 150
Students explore psychological theories of creativity, testing 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, and positive psychology. The class stays at an ocean-side yoga retreat on the big island - a nonprofit refuge in the rain forest jungle - to study yoga, dance, drawing, writing, and Hawaiian culture. Excursions may include hiking, snorkeling, and visiting turtle ponds, lava parks, waterfalls, botanical gardens, and black sand beaches.
Instructors: Professor of Psychology/Department Chair, Lisa Onorato and Professor of Chemistry/Department Chair, Susan Young
Length of program: 20 days