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Master of Arts (MA)




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Twenty-seven students enrolled in a first year Graphics Course at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario were rated on creativity by two groups of experts, a self rating and by the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Figural Forms A and B (Torrance, 1966) and self-actualization by the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) (Shostrom, 1964) before and after a three month meditation program. The expert rating-rerating of the pretest collagen was very reliable (r=.82) and there was fair agreement (r=.61 average) between Graphic Experts and Non-Grahpic visual communications experts. The lack of significant correlations (p

The students who were randomly assigned to one of a Transcendental Meditation (TM), a Relaxation Response (RR) (Benson, 1975) or control group were found (p

Creativity, self-actualization and meditation were discussed in relation to theories of thought, stress, self-actualization and yoga, and it was concluded that the empirical research of the West might benefit from an investigation of the experiential research of the East.

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