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Do Positive or Negative Emotions Make You More Creative?

Conventional wisdom from the field of psychology tells us that positive emotions are most conducive to creativity while negative emotions are detrimental. Yet, negative moods have some surprising benefits in terms of stimulating creativity. With no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, this is an ideal time to use your emotions as a therapeutic catalyst to express your creativity. Channelling your feelings of sadness, fear, or anger into drawing, painting, music, poetry, or writing will help you transform pain into well-being. Joe Forgas, a social psychologist who studies emotion, affect, and mood, says that while […]

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