Unnur Ottarsdottir, Art Psychotherapist from Reykjavik Academy, Iceland, will present her PhD Research.
This ‘Memory Drawing’ research was conducted in Iceland. The quantitative part of the inquiry shows that memory drawing is an effective long-term memory aid. The qualitative case study part demonstrates the way in which memory drawing can facilitate coursework learning and processing of emotions. The research will be contextualised within the literature on related research studies, methods and theories. Participants will be invited to take part in a drawing/writing exercise which explains the way in which the quantitative part of the research was conducted. The exercise also provides insight into the functions of memorising through drawing and writing. Research regarding such long-term memory of drawings has not been conducted worldwide, prior to now.
Further information about the memory drawing research can be found in the paper “Processing Emotions and Memorising Coursework through Memory Drawing”, which was published in 2018 in ATOL: Art Therapy OnLine. http://journals.gold.ac.uk/index.php/atol/article/view/486/pdf.
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