Age and outstanding achievement: what do we know after a century of research?

@article{Simonton1988AgeAO,
  title={Age and outstanding achievement: what do we know after a century of research?},
  author={Dean Keith Simonton},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1988},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={
          251-67
        }
}
  • D. Simonton
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
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, the key empirical findings are surveyed, with special focus on the typical age curve and its variations across disciplines, the association between precocity, longevity, and production rate, and the linkage between quantity and quality of output over the course of a career. Second, the central… 

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