Improv Boosts Creativity and Psychological Well-Being

New research reveals the benefits of theatrical improvisation.

Improv-based learn­ing is a high­ly effec­tive means of boost­ing joy, cre­ativ­i­ty, and self-esteem. We at Improv 2 Improve know this from first-hand expe­ri­ence, while the research on it is still grow­ing. We love this arti­cle from Psy­chol­o­gy Today on how improv boosts cre­ativ­i­ty and psy­cho­log­i­cal well-being:


The­atri­cal impro­vi­sa­tion is being applied more and more to oth­er fields. There are cor­po­rate train­ings, improv ther­a­py, and work­shops to help med­ical pro­fes­sion­als improve their bed­side man­ner. But stud­ies that con­firm its effi­ca­cy for boost­ing cre­ativ­i­ty and over­all men­tal health are few and far between. That’s why I want to high­light the sec­ond such study I’ve come across that uses a con­trol group to demon­strate that improv does indeed ben­e­fit par­tic­i­pants’ cre­ativ­i­ty and psy­cho­log­i­cal well-being…”


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Lisa Poskanzer

Lisa Poskanzer

Lisa Poskanzer is the Director of Joy & Co-creator of Improv 2 Improve. Lisa finds joy walking on the beach and gardening.