Program

Presenter Information

Abigail Mann, Nazareth CollegeFollow

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Poster Presentation (1 hour)

Description

The purpose of this study is to further the research of Curry and Kasser's (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice's (2012) studies on the effect mandalas have on anxiety levels to increase reliability and validity of their work and to research the effects constructed mandalas have on the anxious mood using the Zentangle® technique (Thomas & Roberts, 2012). This study will not be a direct replication study but a continuation of Curry and Kasser’s (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice’s (2012) work by largely following key elements of their research design. This research study also will address some of the considerations for further research brought forward by Curry and Kasser (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice (2012) and a question raised by Henderson, Rosen, and Mascaro (2007) in order to potentially further the understanding of mandalas for use in anxiety reduction within an art therapy framework.

Start Date

20-4-2013 1:45 PM

Comments

Creative Arts Therapy Poster Session

Downloadable file is the actual completed thesis that supports this presentation.

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Art Therapy Commons

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Apr 20th, 1:45 PM

Pre-Drawn Mandalas versus Constructed Mandalas versus Unconstructed Mandalas: Which Creates a Greater Reduction in Anxiety?

Edwards Hall Lobby

The purpose of this study is to further the research of Curry and Kasser's (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice's (2012) studies on the effect mandalas have on anxiety levels to increase reliability and validity of their work and to research the effects constructed mandalas have on the anxious mood using the Zentangle® technique (Thomas & Roberts, 2012). This study will not be a direct replication study but a continuation of Curry and Kasser’s (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice’s (2012) work by largely following key elements of their research design. This research study also will address some of the considerations for further research brought forward by Curry and Kasser (2005) and van der Vennet and Serice (2012) and a question raised by Henderson, Rosen, and Mascaro (2007) in order to potentially further the understanding of mandalas for use in anxiety reduction within an art therapy framework.