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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

16

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 1-6

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

This study examined the efficacy of an art therapy intervention (working with clay) on reducing anxiety. Forty-eight college students participated in small groups. Participants underwent a brief anxiety induction and were then randomly assigned to work with either a Rubik's cube or clay for 15 minutes. The two anxiety subscales were administered at baseline, after the anxiety induction, and after the intervention. The individuals in the clay condition experienced a significantly greater reduction in anxiety at post-intervention on both measures relative to the control condition. Possible explanations, clinical implications, and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 1 2010

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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