Poesis: Calling Psychology Into Existence: Study of Expressive Arts’ influences on Psychology (PSY4413.01)

Shelley Jackson

Poesis is used as a way of forming meaning and knowledge that incorporates elements of creativity, self-reflection, and subjective experiences. This can lead to the development of new ways of understanding psychological constructs and ways of examining those constructs. Poesis has the potential to promote greater social justice and equity. Women’s ways of knowing and other aspects of the acquisition of knowing will be covered. A final assignment will be the students’ use and application of expressive arts to demonstrate how concepts in psychology can be called into existence.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding about theories concerning the creation of meaning.
2. Student will understand the impact of systemic issues, such as discrimination and oppression in psychology.
3. Students will apply expressive arts activities to understand alternative meanings for psychological constructs.
4. Students will explore poesis and its use to promote greater social justice and equity in psychology.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: One time only

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