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Origins of genius : Darwinian perspectives on creativity
Preface 1. Genius and Darwin 2. Cognition: What is the Creative Process? 3. Variation: How do Creators Differ from the Rest of Us? 4. Development: Is the Genius Born or Made? 5. Products: By WhatExpand
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Scientific creativity as constrained stochastic behavior: the integration of product, person, and process perspectives.
  • D. Simonton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1 July 2003
Psychologists have primarily investigated scientific creativity from 2 contrasting in vitro perspectives: correlational studies of the creative person and experimental studies of the creativeExpand
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Greatness: Who Makes History and Why
Preface. Prologue: The Psychologist Confronts Greatness. Birthrights and Birthmarks: Psychobiological Explanations. Acts, Affects, and Thoughts: Learning?Based and Cognitive Theories. The CreativeExpand
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Creativity. Cognitive, personal, developmental, and social aspects.
  • D. Simonton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 2000
Although many psychologists have expressed an interest in the phenomenon of creativity, psychological research on this topic did not rapidly expand until after J. P. Guilford claimed, in his 1950 APAExpand
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Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist
Preface 1. Introduction: scientific creativity 2. Creative products 3. Combinatorial processes 4. Scientific activity 5. Creative scientists 6. Scientific discovery 7. Consolidation: creativity inExpand
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Creative productivity: A predictive and explanatory model of career trajectories and landmarks.
The author developed a model that explains and predicts both longitudinal and cross-sectional variation in the output of major and minor creative products. The model first yields a mathematicalExpand
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Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science
List of tables and figures Acknowledgments 1. The chance-configuration theory 2. Impressionistic evidence 3. Personality and individual differences 4. Productivity 5. Developmental antecedents 6.Expand
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Creativity as Blind Variation and Selective Retention: Is the Creative Process Darwinian?
Darwinism provides not only a theory of biological evolution but also supplies a more generic process applicable to many phenomena in the behavioral sciences. Among these applications is theExpand
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Age and outstanding achievement: what do we know after a century of research?
  • D. Simonton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1 September 1988
This article examines, in four sections, the substantial literature on the longitudinal connection between personal age and outstanding achievement in domains of creativity and leadership. First, theExpand
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