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The associative basis of the creative process.
  • S. Mednick
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • 1 May 1962
An associative interpretation of the process of creative thinking is presented and three ways in which creative solutions may be achieved are indicated—serendipity, similarity, and mediation. Expand
Major mental disorders and criminal violence in a Danish birth cohort.
Individuals hospitalized for schizophrenia and men hospitalized with organic psychosis have higher rates of arrests for violence than those never hospitalized, and this relationship cannot be fully explained by demographic factors or comorbid substance abuse. Expand
Mental disorder and crime. Evidence from a Danish birth cohort.
These findings confirm those from 2 other post-World War II Scandinavian birth cohorts that have found an association between psychiatric hospitalization and criminal convictions and concur with findings that patients discharged from psychiatric wards are more likely than other persons living in the same community to commit crimes. Expand
REM, not incubation, improves creativity by priming associative networks
This study shows that compared with quiet rest and non-REM sleep, REM enhances the integration of unassociated information for creative problem solving, a process, it is hypothesized, that is facilitated by cholinergic and noradrenergic neuromodulation during REM sleep. Expand
The Remote Associates Test
Three-factor model of schizotypal personality: invariance across culture, gender, religious affiliation, family adversity, and psychopathology.
It is argued that the three-factor Disorganized model is a well-replicated model of DSM schizotypal personality in community samples but possibly not in some clinical samples. Expand
Genetic influences in criminal convictions: evidence from an adoption cohort.
The possibility that genetic factors are among the causes of criminal behavior was tested by comparing court convictions of 14,427 adoptees with those of their biological and adoptive parents, and there was no statistically significant correlation between adoptee and adoptive parent court convictions. Expand
Low resting heart rate at age 3 years predisposes to aggression at age 11 years: evidence from the Mauritius Child Health Project.
It is concluded that low resting heart rate, a partly heritable trait reflecting fearlessness and stimulation-seeking, is an important, diagnostically specific, well-replicated, early biological marker for later aggressive behavior. Expand
Maternal smoking during pregnancy and adult male criminal outcomes.
Maternal prenatal smoking predicts persistent criminal outcome in male offspring and a dose-response relationship between amount of maternal prenatal smoking and arrests for nonviolent and violent crimes is indicated. Expand