Creativity and Change: On the Psychodynamics of Modernity

Journal Article or Monograph

Title: Creativity and Change: On the Psychodynamics of Modernity
Year: 1999
Authors: Levine, D. P.

This article explores the psychic meaning of change. The psychic meaning of change is expressed in the manic state we often observe in those who imagine themselves the agents of change. The manic state is linked to a hidden objective of change, which is control and domination. In this article, a distinction is drawn between the psychic meaning of that change linked to manic states and the psychic meaning of change linked to the expression of human creativity. The distinction between types of change is used to suggest an important distinction between modern and traditional society.

Keywords: creativity, change, difference, manic states, control, destruction, community, modernity
Language: English

Journal: American Behavioral Scientist
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Start page: 225
End page: 244
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David P. Levine

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