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Genius and the MindStudies of Creativity and Temperament$
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Andrew Steptoe

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198523734

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.001.0001

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Exceptional creativity and the psychological sciences

Exceptional creativity and the psychological sciences

(p.xii) (p.1) Chapter 1 Exceptional creativity and the psychological sciences
Genius and the Mind

Andrew Steptoe

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an overview of how exceptional creativity and genius have a direct correlation to psychological sciences. During the first half of eighteenth century, genius and creativity were considered to be dominated by psychological perspective rather than experimental psychology and behavioural sciences. The book focuses on how exceptional creativity is influenced by the behavioural application of modern knowledge of social, emotional, and biological factors. Examples of many geniuses are cited in the book to emphasize the behavioural development and psychological experience that are common to much of the human race.

Keywords:   creativity, genius, psychological science, experimental psychology, behavioural science, biological factor

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