Creativity in Offspring of Schizophrenic and Control Parents: An Adoption Study

@article{Kinney2001CreativityIO,
  title={Creativity in Offspring of Schizophrenic and Control Parents: An Adoption Study},
  author={Dennis K. Kinney and Ruth L. Richards and Patricia A. Lowing and D Leblanc and Morris E. Zimbalist and Patricia Harlan},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={17 - 25}
}
Previous studies (Heston & Denney, 1968; Karlsson, 1970; Kauffman, Grunebaum, Cohler, & Gamer, 1979) have reported that psychologically healthier biological relatives of persons with schizophrenia had unusually creative jobs and hobbies. These studies, however, examined only eminent levels of creativity in a few professions, involved serendipitous post hoc findings, assessed creativity, or both, while aware of diagnosis. We studied 36 index adult adoptees of biological parents with… 
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