Creativity and play are closely related, so in order to tap into the creative parts of our brain, sometimes it helps to actually engage in play. This is the philosophy behind Full Sail’s Psychology of Play class we visited last week.
“What we’re trying to do in Psychology of Play is talk about the value of play,” says Gertie Williams, an Associate Course Director for the class. “We are a community that thrives on creativity. Play helps students maximize creativity. It facilitates critical thinking and thinking outside the box,” says Williams.
Students in the Psychology of Play class engage in variety of activities, including participating in team projects, shooting videos, and interviewing other students on what they consider play. In last week’s class, students used art materials to express ideas that give their own lives meaning.