Lab

Stephen Sewell's Lab

Institution: Independent Researcher

Featured research (1)

The present mixed method study investigated the effects of an integrated curriculum which included core creativity and meditation training in graduate level writing students. Participants who completed a creative writing course (n = 7) demonstrated a significant increase in creativity overall, and in particular a significant increase in originality and flexibility of creative ideas in verbal expression. There was a significant increase in aspects of working memory, divided attention and positive affect, as well as a tendency to be less judgemental. Introspective knowledge was a central feature of the qualitative findings in this study. The analysis revealed the discernment of seven stages of the creative process. Interdependence- sense of community and belonging enhanced students’ creativity. This study reveals that creativity can be learned.

Lab head

Stephen Sewell
Department
  • Writing

Members (3)

Rhoshel Lenroot
  • University of New Mexico
Sue Woolfe
  • NIDA Sydney & ANU Canberra
Anita Milicevic
  • Endeavour College of Natural Health
Angela Blazely
Angela Blazely
  • Not confirmed yet