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In this presentation, Dr Jekaterina Rogaten and Dr Soljana Ҫili will discuss creativity and its relationship to mental health. The first part of the session will introduce the concept of creativity (How is it defined and measured?), explore why it is paramount in the new innovation-based economies (Do we need creativity in the workplace?), and reflect on the challenges of enhancing creativity (Can we nurture and manage it?). The second part of the session will look at the relationship between creativity and mental health. It will particularly focus on the relationship between creativity and bipolar, depressive, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. In addition, it will highlight how creativity may be positive for psychological well-being.
Dr Jekaterina Rogaten is a lecturer in Positive Psychology at the London College of Fashion. Her main research interests are creativity, flow, metacognition, and performance. At the London College of Fashion, Dr Rogaten mainly teaches on the MSc/MA Psychology in Fashion programmes. She also currently works at the Open University, Institute of Educational Technology, on a project examining “learning gains” in Higher Education.
Dr Soljana Ҫili is a Lecturer in Psychology at the London College of Fashion. Her research to date has explored, among other things, the links between memory, imagery, individuals’ sense of self, and psychological well-being. At the London College of Fashion, she teaches in the MSc/MA Psychology in Fashion programmes and researches fashion, well-being, and autobiographical memory.
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