The Arts and Positive Changes in Behavior

Over the next month, we’ll have a few opportunities to meditate on what reasonable statements can be made about positive impacts the arts have on individuals that struggle with various kinds of sociopathic behavior — everything from acting out in a classroom, to eating disorders and self-esteem issues. . . to, as in the piece below, addiction. What are your instincts about what can be safely said the arts and behavior changes? When can we point to the arts as a primary and causal factor in a positive behavior change? When might it be merely peripheral to other necessary cognitive or behavioral changes?

Dance and Addiction

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About jchall1960

I'm the instructor for FA 200, Introduction to the Arts at the University of Alabama
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One Response to The Arts and Positive Changes in Behavior

  1. wnichols1993 says:

    Dance and addiction is a vert interesting article, any type of art can be an addiction.

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