Six Subclinical Spectrum Traits in Normal Creativity

@article{Schuldberg2001SixSS,
  title={Six Subclinical Spectrum Traits in Normal Creativity},
  author={David Schuldberg},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={16 - 5}
}
  • D. Schuldberg
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
In this article, I explore conceptual and empirical connections between schizophrenia, schizotypy, psychotic-like traits, affective symptoms, and creativity. The focus is on 6 symptom-like characteristics: (a) positive schizotypal cognitive symptoms, (b) negative schizotypal cognitive symptoms, (c) negative schizotypal affective symptoms (flat affect), (d) hypomania, (e) depression, and (f) impulsivity. Attention is directed at research differentiating the cognitive symptoms associated with the… 
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