CREATIVITY AND MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES AMONG ARTISTICALLY GIFTED YOUNG PEOPLE  Cover Image

Twórczość a przeżycia mistyczne młodzieży o uzdolnieniach artystycznych
CREATIVITY AND MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES AMONG ARTISTICALLY GIFTED YOUNG PEOPLE

Author(s): Stanisław Radoń
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: CREATIVITY; MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES; ARTISTIC CAPACITY

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the role of creativity on mystical experiences among artistically gifted young people. Ss (N=150 aged 15-20 yrs) were administered questionnaire measures four aspects of creativity (Popek's Creative Behaviour Questionnaire KANH-I) and eight of religious experience (Hood’s Mysticism Scale). K-Means Cluster analysis and multiple regression were used (SPSS). The effects of psychological analysis suggests that creativity is important factor on mystical experience especially on creative persons (higher intensification of creativity increase mystical experiences on tree aspects of mysticism: timelessness p=0,001, inner subjectivity p=0,015, ineffability p=0,0 43) and on women (four aspects of mysticism: timelessness p=0,001, inner subjectivity p=0,017, ineffability p=0,036, positive affect p=0,049). On men is limited to one aspect of mysticism (the feeling of holy p=0,001). The results suggest that creativity may be important variable to consider within the theory of religious experience

  • Issue Year: 10/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 203-224
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish