The art of the positive pas de deux : putting positive psychology into dance!

Moyle, Gene Margaret (2010) The art of the positive pas de deux : putting positive psychology into dance! In Mrowinksi, Vicky, Kyrios, Michael, & Voudouris, Nicholas (Eds.) 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 July 2010, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.


Performance psychology has more recently included a focus on applied practice within the performing arts, and specifically the dance industry. Whilst the use of psychology within this field has been occurring for a number of years, it has primarily taken its cues from the area of sport psychology or clinical psychology when dealing with ‘problems’ (e.g. eating disorders). What has been evident with the more recent introduction of positive psychology concepts with this population is the observed responsiveness from dancers towards a strengths-based approach. The aim of the inclusion of these frameworks has been to assist in increasing the empowerment, personal responsibility and effectiveness of the dancers’ psychological preparation and skills in the area of performance – whether on stage or off.

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ID Code: 75658
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Strengths-based Approach, Eating Disorders, Positive Psychology, Performance, HERN, Dance
ISBN: 978-0-909881-46-7
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 the author
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2014 00:43
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:04

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