Nathan Minns

Research

Our workshops take advantage of research into improv’s effect on work & life skills. Here is a list of some of the most impactful research we’ve read on the topic.

Journal of marketing education
Improv Comedy and Modern Marketing Education: Exploring Consequences for Divergent Thinking, Self-Efficacy, and Collaboration
Thesis by peter felsman
Improvisational Theater for Psychological Health
Thinking Skills and Creativity
Improv experience promotes divergent thinking, uncertainty tolerance, and affective well-being
The Arts in Psychotherapy
The use of improvisational theater training to reduce social anxiety in adolescents
NeuroRegulation
Short-Form, Comedy Improv Affects the Functional Connectivity in the Brain of Adolescents with Complex Developmental Trauma as Measured by qEEG: A Single Group Pilot Study
Thinking Skills and Creativity
Breaking away from set patterns of thinking: Improvisation and divergent thinking
The International Journal of Management Education
Fostering psychological safety: Using improvisation as a team building tool in management education
The Arts in Psychotherapy
Reducing social anxiety and intolerance of uncertainty in adolescents with improvisational theater
To Improve The Academy: A journal of educational development
Improv(ing) the Academy: Applied Improvisation as a Strategy for Educational Development
Creativity: Education and Rehabilitation
Improving Teenagers’ Divergent Thinking With Improvisational Theater
12th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology
Validated Interpersonal Confidence Questionnaire To Measure The Impact Of Improvisation Training
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
How to yes-and: Using improvisational games to improv(e) communication, listening, and collaboration techniques in tourism and hospitality education

The following are not research papers, but they are easier and faster to understand.

Business Insider
Twitter’s CEO used to be a professional comedian — here’s how improv comedy helped him be a better leader
Fast Company
Why Top Companies And MBA Programs Are Teaching Improv
A Lesson on Improv Technique, with Chris Gethard | Big Think
The Neuroscience of Genius, Creativity, and Improvisation, with Heather Berlin
Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown
Charles Limb: Your brain on improv
Jason Sudeikis on the Impact of Improv in the Workplace
Charles Limb: Your brain on improv

Green Light Improv was not involved in the production of these research papers, articles, or videos. 
To see what we have produced, view our Press page or our Blog.

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