Genius: The Natural History of Creativity

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Cambridge University Press, 11 mai 1995 - 344 pages
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Genius: The Natural History of Creativity presents a novel theory of genius and creativity that is based on the personality characteristics of creative persons and geniuses. Starting with the fact that genius and creativity are frequently related to psychopathology, this book brings together many different lines of research into the subject. Professor Eysenck provides experimental evidence to support these theories in their application to creativity. He considers the role of intelligence, social status, gender, and many other factors that have been linked with genius and creativity. His theory traces creativity from DNA through personality to special cognitive processes to genius. The book will generate a great deal of interest in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, and sociology.
 

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The nature of genius
11
Genius and intelligence
47
Creativity measurement and personality correlates
83
Conditions for excellence
124
Intuition and the unconscious
170
The nature of psychopathology psychoticism
202
The roots of creative genius
236
From DNA to creativity and genius
279
References
289
Index
335
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