Psychology (PSYC) - Psychology of Art I

PSYC 2257  Psychology of Art I


PSYC 1106 and PSYC 1107 or permission of the instructor.


PSYC 2255


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course is a general survey of psychological approaches to the creative arts (music, the performing arts, the visual arts, literature, film and science). It reviews what all branches of psychology have contributed to an understanding of this topic, including the relationship of theoretical aesthetics to empirical aesthetics. The concept of creativity is examined, including its defining characteristics in art and science, the characteristics of the creative individual, and the possibility of fostering it.

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