Schizotypy, creativity and mating success in humans.

  title={Schizotypy, creativity and mating success in humans.},
  author={Daniel Nettle and Helen Clegg},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={273 1586},
There is an evolutionary puzzle surrounding the persistence of schizophrenia, since it is substantially heritable and associated with sharply reduced fitness. However, some of the personality traits which are predictive of schizophrenia are also associated with artistic creativity. Geoffrey Miller has proposed that artistic creativity functions to attract mates. Here, we investigate the relationship between schizotypal personality traits, creative activity, and mating success in a large sample… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 12 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
65 Citations
58 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 65 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 58 references

Aesthetic fitness: how sexual selection shaped artistic virtuosity as a fitness indicator and aesthetic preference as mate choice criteria

  • G. F. Miller
  • Bull. Psychol. Arts
  • 2001
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

The mating mind: how mate choice shaped the evolution of human nature

  • G. F. Miller
  • 2000
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

press Women ’ s fertility across the cycle increases the short - term attractiveness of creative intelligence compared to wealth

  • G. F. Miller, M. G. In Haselton
  • 2006

Attractivess and sexual behaviour : does attractiveness enhance mating success ?

  • G. Claridge, G. Rhodes, L. W. Simmons, M. Peters
  • Evol . Hum . Behav .
  • 2005

The cost of the muse: poets die young

  • J. C. Kaufman
  • Death Stud
  • 2003
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…