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dc.contributor.authorNarker, Kiran
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T20:21:20Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T20:21:20Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.othernarker_kiran_200212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/narker_kiran_200212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/20633
dc.description.abstractA creative individual, like a ship in the ocean, is influenced by the crosscurrents of the environment, personal characteristics, and the cultural practices that surround the act of creation, particularly in a theatre setting. Accordingly, this interpretive, phenomenological case study, examines the creative experiences of an urban, 73 year old male, who has had prolonged residencies in three different cultures (British, West Indian, and American), in order to understand how cultural practices have created, defined, and influenced his creative functioning. Data from the study indicates that creative individuals - particularly those engaged in anthropo-creativity - who select a relatively less saturated or restrictive environment, invest energy in learning the language and cultural practices, can be flexible and adaptable, a nd are fortunate to find oneself accepted by the natives in an opportune zeitgeist, will perhaps find a more comprehensive expression of their creativity than in other, more restrictive situations. Further, the existence of a nurturing environment - variety in social and intellectual stimulus, parental encouragement of a potentially creative pursuit, provisions (both material and disciplinary) to enable the pursuit, and a combination of creative traits - tends to increase the potential for engaging in creative endeavors and/or leading a creative lifestyle.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCreativity
dc.subjectAnthrop-creativity
dc.subjectCultural practices
dc.subjectEnvironmental influences
dc.subjectPersonality characteristics
dc.subjectCase study
dc.subjectCulture
dc.titleAnthropo-creativity : a case study of creativity at the intersection of environment, personality, and cultural practices
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology
dc.description.majorEducational Psychology
dc.description.advisorBonnie Cramond
dc.description.committeeBonnie Cramond
dc.description.committeeElizabeth St. Pierre
dc.description.committeeMary Frazier
dc.description.committeeTarek Grantham


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