Taide ja hyvinvointi (Art and Well-Being)

10.11.2015
KSEI:n sessio Lahden tiedepäivässä 2015: Taide ja hyvinvointi (Art and Well-Being)

Sessio "Art and Well-Being"

Lahden tiedepäivä, 10.11.2015
Kevin Melchionne

CAN ART MAKE US HAPPY?

Art is commonly thought to promote well-being. However, researchers in art and aesthetics have not considered how art plays this role. In recent years, there has been considerable research in positive psychology, the empirical study of subjective well-being (SWB). This research has generated robust findings on the factors promoting well-being. I also explore the implications – some highly counter-intuitive - of SWB theory for aesthetic theory, cultural policy, and arts education.

Kommentaattorit:

Arto Haapala, Sanna Lehtinen, and Kalle Puolakka