The literature on creativity and its psychological correlates has been divided into several camps. There are scholars who take on a historiometric approach that analyzes retrospective biographical data on eminent creators, psychiatric studies that take advantage of existing clinical diagnoses, psychometric studies contingent on application of established assessment methods, and neuroscientific research studies that provide brain-based and genetic research to explain the connection between creativity and psychological vulnerabilities. Biology is not the only contributing factor to the links between creativity and psychopathology. A reduced latent inhibition enhances creativity by opening the mind to unfiltered stimuli, increasing the possibility of synthesizing novel ideas from discarded repository of information. Educators may also wish to deemphasize the mad genius hypothesis when discussing eminent individuals among impressionable young artists. A research study that investigates the links between psychopathology, adversity, and creativity among eminent African Americans recently has been published.
|Title of host publication||The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children|
|Subtitle of host publication||What do we Know?|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)