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Lindsay Esola
Lindsay Esola

PhD candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Visual Arts in the Elementary Classroom, The Pennsylvania State University

Lindsay L. Esola is a first year PhD Candidate at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds an MS in Art Education and a BA in Psychology which led her to serve as a counselor for suicidal youth, behavioral analyst for brain injured adults and an art educator over the past ten years. Her research interest lies in finding out what cultivates creativity within an individual and if creativity is truly innate or if it can be manufactured with training. She has studied progesterone and it¹s effects on the image process system, the effects of dopamine on creativity in Parkinson¹s, artwork as a placebo in medicine and the concept of creativity being taught in the same dynamic system as language development.