Creativity Research: Eccentrics, Geniuses, and Harvard Students




Examines human creativity from three perspectives: a) empirical research sources, b) case studies of eminent creative achievers, and c) ourselves as creative subjects. Topics include the definition and measurement of creativity, the creative process, the neuroscience of creativity, the creative personality, the role of family life and culture in creativity, the relationship of creativity to IQ, gender differences, and the relationship of creativity to psychopathology. The course format will consist of a combination of lectures, student presentations, and discussion. Students will write a final paper on the topic of their choice related to creativity.


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Faculty: Shelley Carson
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Tues, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET
MBB 980F