Academic journal article Review of European Studies

The Positive Impact of Mukhagali Makhatayev's Poetry

Academic journal article Review of European Studies

The Positive Impact of Mukhagali Makhatayev's Poetry

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The article presents the positive impact of Mukhagali Makhatayev's poetry. This study suggests that the usage of expressive writing, namely poetry can have a positive impact on self-perception. This review aimed to determine what is currently known about the impact of M. Makhatayev's poetry, the therapeutic use of creative writing, with a view to highlighting gaps in psychology and suggesting potential avenues of further research. This paper will achieve its aims in several ways. First, a discussion of historical paradigms that have guided the profession will be presented. Second, the nature of poetry and the poet will be addressed. Third, a historical account of poetry and the poetic in psychology and education will provide an additional historical context to the discussion.

Keywords: creativity, poet, poetry, perspective, writing creatively, self-expression, emotionally

1. Introduction

Poetry writing is a creative activity and, as such, may contribute to intervention. The objective of this study was to explore the impact of M. Makhatayev's poetry on individuals who had experienced personal problems in the past. Personal meaning is central to human life in symbolization processes, which contribute to identity building. Let's consider the following questions (Chart 1): 1) What is positive psychology? 2) What do you know about M. Makhatayev's creativity? 3) How does a person find out the positive impact of poetry?

Positive psychology is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and wellbeing, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems in the promotion of optimal well-being (chart 2).

The central themes of positive psychology, including Happiness, Hope, Creativity and Wisdom, are all investigated in this book in the context of their possible applications in clinical practice. Positive Psychology is unique in offering an accessible introduction to this emerging field of clinical psychology (Table 1).

Table 1. The need for positive psychology

It is an alternative approach to disease model as science of psychology has been far more successful on darker or negative negative sides of human but cannot explain the human condition fully. So a change in the focus of psychology from preoccupation with repairing the worst things in life should shift to building positive qualities.

Human virtues, achievable aspirations, fulfillment psychological height is as important and meritorious as the shortcomings and illnesses and distress to understand human condition.

It covers: Available resources including websites and test forms methods of measurement a critique of available research recommendations for further reading. Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers who will benefit from the learning objectives and research stimuli included in each chapter. It will also be of great interest to those involved in training in related areas such as social work, counselling and psychotherapy.

The aim of this study was to analyze psychological viewpoints in Mukhagali Makhatayev's creativity and to point out the effectiveness of poetry on psychological functioning in people. A lot of people in the whole world appreciate the artistic form of communication called poetry. As far as the psychology of poetry is concerned, we could say that it has two different perspectives. The first psychological perspective on poetry belongs to the poet, and the second one belongs to the reader. Poetry challenges poets to understand themselves and their world.

Poet's perspective is related to the reasons why he/she likes to write poetry, whereas the reader's perspective refers to why people like to read poetry, why they enjoy this artistic means of expression. Creative uses of language enable us to access more complex meanings than would otherwise be the case: we draw on metaphor and other artistic uses of language "to say, paradoxically, what words cannot say" (p. …

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