Unnur Ottarsdottir

Publications

Book chapter about memory drawing and ethics in a book published by Routledge.

A quantitate and qualitative research into memory drawing conducted by Ottarsdottir in 2000 is the subject of this chapter. The study was the first comprehensive research that systematically compared the impact of drawing and writing on memory functions. The memory drawing study is therefore a milestone in the history of art therapy, education, psychology and psychotherapy. Memory drawing is […]

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Book chapter about art therapy for individuals suffering from depression, from a book published by Routledge

Children who had experienced stress and/or trauma and had specific learning difficulties were selected to participate in research investigating a therapeutic method comprising art therapy and education. Art Educational Therapy (AET) emerged through the research in which integrated emotional and intellectual processes are worked with simultaneously. Oli, who took part in the study, was depressed […]

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Scientific article on the first structured study of drawing and long-term memory

Quantitative and qualitative research, into memory drawing, which was conducted in the year 2000, is reviewed in the article. The results of the quantitative research showed that drawing is effective for memorising. Nine weeks after the original memorisation the children recalled the median of five times more words that they had drawn than ones they had […]

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Book chapter about grounded theory and drawn diagrams in a book about research methodology

In this chapter Unnur Óttarsdóttir explains how she used drawn diagrams in a research where the methodology of grounded theory was applied.   The drawings were applied for: Creating concepts Creating in-depth understanding of phenomena Abstract description Examining the connection between phenomena, categories and concepts Building theories Facilitating creativity and intuition.  Unnur Óttarsdottir (2013) Grunduð kenning og teiknaðar skýringarmyndir. (Grounded […]

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