Creativity and Mental Illness by James C. Kaufman

By James C. Kaufman

Are artistic humans prone to be mentally sick? This simple query has been debated for hundreds of thousands of years, with the 'mad genius' inspiration complicated through such luminaries as Aristotle. there are various stories that argue the answer's 'yes', and a number of other popular students who argue strongly for a connection. There also are those that argue both strongly that the center reports and scholarship underlying the mad genius fantasy are essentially incorrect. This publication re-examines the typical view excessive point of person creativity frequently correlates with a heightened threat of psychological disorder. It reverses traditional knowledge that hyperlinks creativity with psychological disease, arguing that the 2 characteristics aren't linked. With contributions from probably the most fascinating voices within the fields of psychology, neuroscience, physics, psychiatry, and administration, this can be a dynamic and state-of-the-art quantity that may encourage new rules and reports in this interesting topic.

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