Genius and Madness?: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Hypothesis That Manic-Depression Increases Creativity

@article{Weisberg1994GeniusAM,
  title={Genius and Madness?: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Hypothesis That Manic-Depression Increases Creativity},
  author={R. Weisberg},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={5},
  pages={361 - 367}
}
  • R. Weisberg
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
Much evidence has been adduced to support the view, originally proposed by Kraepelin, that mania increases creativity Examples of supporting evidence are findings of similarity in thought between creative persons and manic-depressives and high creativity in normal relatives of manic-depressives However, such data are correlational and are therefore equivocal concerning the hypothesis that mania is a cause of increased creativity The present study analyzed the relationship between mood and… Expand

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