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Genius and the mind : studies of creativity and temperament

Author: Andrew Steptoe
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Genius and the Mind considers the nature of creativity and genius from a psychological standpoint. Mozart's precocity, Byron's mania, the personalities of the Italian Renaissance painters, and the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: studium przypadku
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Steptoe
ISBN: 0198523734 9780198523734
OCLC Number: 749202348
Description: VI, [7], 274 s. : il. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Exceptional Creativity and the Psychological Sciences ; 2. The Genetics of Genius ; 3. Creativity and Genius: A Systems Perspective ; 4. Historical Developments of Expert Performance: Public Performance of Music ; 5. Early Lives: Prodigies and Non-prodigies ; 6. Mathematical Giftedness and Mathematical Genius: A Comparison of G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan ; 7. Mozart: Resilience Under Stress ; 8. The Creative Genius of William Shakespeare: Historiometric Analyses of his Plays and Sonnets ; 9. Lord Byron: The Apostle of Affliction ; 10. Creativity and Madness: Clues from Modern Psychiatric Diagnosis ; 11. Artistic Temperament in the Italian Renaissance: A Study of Giorgio Vasari's Lives
Responsibility: ed. by Andrew Steptoe.


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