Schizotypy, creativity and mating success in humans.

@article{Nettle2006SchizotypyCA,
  title={Schizotypy, creativity and mating success in humans.},
  author={Daniel Nettle and Helen Clegg},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1586},
  pages={611-5}
}
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
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