Creativity and mental illness /Material type: BookDescription: xxiv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781316641385 (hardback); 1107021693.Subject(s): Genius and mental illness | Creative ability
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Creativity and mental illness: the state of the field. 1. A socio-historical overview of the creativity-pathology connection: from antiquity to contemporary times / George Becker ; 2. The mad (creative) genius: what do we know after a century of historiometric research? / Dean Keith Simonton ; 3. Reviewing recent empirical findings on creativity and mental illness / Melanie L. Beaussart ... [et al.] ; 4. Building connections on sand: the cautionary chapter / Judith Schlesinger -- Part II. Cognitive and neuroscientific perspectives on creativity and mental illness. 5. Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying creative thinking: indications from studies of mental illness / Anna Abraham ; 6. The evolutionary genetics of the creativity-psychosis connection / Aaron Kozbelt ... [et al.] ; 7. Non-linearity in creativity and mental illness: the mixed blessings of chaos, catastrophe, and noise in brain and behavior / James E. Swain and John D. Swain ; 8. Artists' vulnerability to psychopathology: an integrative cognitive perspective / Mark Papworth -- Part III. Creativity and the spectrum of mental illness. 9. Creativity and the spectrum of affective and schizophrenic psychoses / Neus Barrantes-Vidal ; 10. When good is bad and bad is good: mood, bipolarity, and creativity / Geir Kaufmann and Astrid Kaufmann ; 11. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and creativity: ever the twain shall meet? / Dione Healey -- Part IV. Creativity and mental illness: possible commonalities. 12. The shared vulnerability model of creativity and psychopathology / Shelley Carson ; 13. On the fragility of the artist: art's precarious triad / Maja Djikic and Keith Oatley ; 14. Creativity as "compensatory advantage": bipolar and schizophrenic liability, the inverted-U hypothesis, and practical implications / Dennis K. Kinney and Ruth Richards -- Part V. Creativity and mental health. 15. Bringing the whole universe to order: creativity, healing, and posttraumatic growth / Marie J. C. Forgeard ... [et al.] ; 16. Inspiration and the creative process / Todd M. Thrash ... [et al.] ; 17. King Solomon and psychoneuroimmunology: creativity and life coping / Michael J. Lowis -- Part VI. Creativity and mental illness: what now? 18. Ruminating about mental illness and creativity / Emily C. Nusbaum, Roger E. Beaty, and Paul J. Silvia ; 19. Creativity and mental illness: reasons to care and beware / James C. Kaufman.