International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Can Theatre-Therapy Centered on Stanislavskj’S Method and Positive Psychology Improve Personality Traits?
Stella Conte, Patrizia Puliga

In Theater–Therapy, that is Stanislavskij’s method linked to Positive Psychology, emotions are produced through body actions; where the body is the custodian of the actions associated with emotions. This association could improve some aspects of personality. Everyone can feel themselves in an immediate way. Hence, an increased knowledge of emotions and thoughts can improve the relationship with others. In the current study, 6 subjects took part in a research to ascertain if participation to Theater-therapy to verify if they can improve some personality aspects, according to the Big Five theory. The experiment included one three-hours weekly meeting for six months. On the first day, the BFQ was administered to each subject and re-administered on the last day of the experiment. Results showed that all factors improve after the Theater–therapy meeting. This can be explained by Theater- therapy enabling subjects to feel emotion and handle conflicts immediately through the body and the use of actions.

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