Presentation Title

A Comparison of Public Creative Writers Versus Closetted Creative Writers

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall

Start Date

4-19-2018 6:30 PM

End Date

4-19-2018 7:30 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Ian Madfes, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

One of the greatest pleasure is life is having the opportunity to sit down, relax, and read a good book. Clearly, some have the ability to capture a steady audience with their words. However, creativity is not enough. You have to be willing to share your story. We can say that there are a great many more people out there, than those who chose to write novels, but this may be of great loss of many wonderful pieces. What differentiates from those who chose to share their creative energies from those who chose not to?

Creativity is an operational definition (Hocevar, 1979). For the purposes of this study, the focus is on creative writing pieces: poems, stories, and/or novels. Therefore, it is important for us to gage our own self creativity. We get to decide if we are creative or not, and in turn we chose to if and when we become expressive (Burksaitiene, 2014).

We know that not all rejections are the same, however, when someone rejects your creative writing it is because it is not good enough. The reader is requiring more of you, and this often leads to the feeling that one is not competent enough to write. This lack of competence can often lead to anger (Celik, et al. 2013).

The fear of being told you are not good enough coincides with your own self-esteem. If you already have low views of yourself, it makes it harder to put yourself out there. In the end, it does not matter how hard we are on our self because after we achieve a goal, our self-esteem goes up (Kumar, 2017). Therefore, it is hypothesized that those who share their creative writing works have a greater level of creativity, an increased level of desire to be expressive, a decreased fear of rejection, and a greater sense of personal sense of self confidence.

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A Comparison of Public Creative Writers Versus Closetted Creative Writers

Guzman Lecture Hall

One of the greatest pleasure is life is having the opportunity to sit down, relax, and read a good book. Clearly, some have the ability to capture a steady audience with their words. However, creativity is not enough. You have to be willing to share your story. We can say that there are a great many more people out there, than those who chose to write novels, but this may be of great loss of many wonderful pieces. What differentiates from those who chose to share their creative energies from those who chose not to?

Creativity is an operational definition (Hocevar, 1979). For the purposes of this study, the focus is on creative writing pieces: poems, stories, and/or novels. Therefore, it is important for us to gage our own self creativity. We get to decide if we are creative or not, and in turn we chose to if and when we become expressive (Burksaitiene, 2014).

We know that not all rejections are the same, however, when someone rejects your creative writing it is because it is not good enough. The reader is requiring more of you, and this often leads to the feeling that one is not competent enough to write. This lack of competence can often lead to anger (Celik, et al. 2013).

The fear of being told you are not good enough coincides with your own self-esteem. If you already have low views of yourself, it makes it harder to put yourself out there. In the end, it does not matter how hard we are on our self because after we achieve a goal, our self-esteem goes up (Kumar, 2017). Therefore, it is hypothesized that those who share their creative writing works have a greater level of creativity, an increased level of desire to be expressive, a decreased fear of rejection, and a greater sense of personal sense of self confidence.