Recent Trends in the Psychological Study of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts

  title={Recent Trends in the Psychological Study of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts},
  author={Colin Martindale},
  journal={Empirical Studies of the Arts},
  pages={121 - 141}
  • C. Martindale
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Psychology, Art
  • Empirical Studies of the Arts
In order to explain what has happened in psychological aesthetics and the study of genius, a brief overview of the history of psychology since the nineteenth century is given. There has been a movement from grand theories and the beginnings of experimental aesthetics though behaviorism, which was a catastrophic era for the study of aesthetics, to a sort of renaissance marked by the emergence of cognitive psychology. Across the 25 years during which Empirical Studies of the Arts has been… 
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