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Psychology of Creativity in Hawaii

Location: 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

Margaret L. Drugovich P'12

Beth and I have endowed a Hartwick scholarship in the name of my parents. I, like so many of our own students, was a first generation student. My parents did not have the opportunity to go to college, but they made sure that I did. The Campaign for Hartwick Students creates opportunities for everyone who benefitted from the generosity of others to give back. That is what I feel we are doing through our endowed scholarship fund at Hartwick. I often ask our alumni and many College friends, ‘Who helped you?’ Someone helped each one of us reach our goals and define our dreams. Now it’s our turn.

- Margaret L. Drugovich P'12

President, Hartwick College
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