Eminent Creativity, Everyday Creativity, and Health

Eminent Creativity, Everyday Creativity, and Health

by Mark A. Runco
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567501745

ISBN-13: 9781567501742

Pub. Date: 01/16/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Eminent Creativity, Everyday Creativity, and Health brings together key past and present cutting-edge papers in the hot area of creativity and mental health. Included are major papers that have attracted interest in the international press (including the New York Ties, Japan's Asahi Weekly, and New Scientist in England). Other emphases include creativity and

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Eminent Creativity, Everyday Creativity, and Health brings together key past and present cutting-edge papers in the hot area of creativity and mental health. Included are major papers that have attracted interest in the international press (including the New York Ties, Japan's Asahi Weekly, and New Scientist in England). Other emphases include creativity and unhappy childhoods, coping with adversity, and immune function and health. Nowhere else is all this material available in one place, together with helpful integration and synthesis. For anyone interested in creativity and health, this book offers a one-stop shopping approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567501742
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/16/1998
Series:
Publications in Creativity Research Series
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

About the Contributors

Introduction

EMINENT CREATORS: PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND CREATIVITY

Creativity and Mental Illness: Prevalence Rates in Writers and Their First-Degree Relatives

Mood Disorders and Patterns of Creativity in British Writers and Artists

Creative Achievement and Psychopathology: Comparison Among Professions

Creativity, Mental Health, and Alcoholism

EVERYDAY CREATORS: PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND CREATIVITY

Creativity, Preference for Complexity, and Physical and Mental Illness

Creativity in Manic-Depressives, CyHardcoverymes, Their Normal Relatives, and Control Subjects

Mood Swings and Creativity

Schizotypal and Hypomanic Traits

Creativity, and Psychological Health

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND CREATIVITY

Adaption and Resilient Coping: Disorders of the Pathways Involved in the Creative Process

The Healing Power of Art: The Case of James Ensor

The Healing Power of Music: Some Observations on the Semiotic Function of Transitional Objects in Musical Communication

Enhanced Well-Being and Self-Actualization: Creativity and Mental Health in Everyday Life

Growth From Deficiency Creativity to Being Creativity

Creativity and Self-Actualization

Neurological and Immunological Factors: Dual Brain, Creativity, and Health

Disclosure of Traumas and Immune Function: Health Implications for Psychotherapy

Lifespan Issues: The Creative Thinking and Ego Functioning of Children

Family Adaptability, Cohesion, and Creativity. Creativity in Old Age

SOCIETAL HEALTH AND CREATIVITY

Feature Article: Political Pathology and Societal Creativity

Commentaries: Societal Creativity: Problems with Pathology

Four Frames for the Study of Creativity

The Origin of Creative Achievement: Spontaneity, Responsibility, and Individuals

Innovation, Illegitimacy, and Individualism

The Accidental Economist

Psychological Mediators of the Inverse Pathology-Creativity Effect

Anabolic and Catabolic Factors in the Creative Process

Rejoinder: Monsieur Appends Reflections

INTEGRATING PERSONAL PATTERNS AND SOCIETAL POSSIBILITIES

The Clash of Sociotal Philosophies and Personalities in the Nuclear Arms Control Debate: A Healthful Dialectic?

Creative Altruism, Cooperation, and World Peace

EVOLUTION OF CREATIVITY, INFORMATION, AND OURSELVES

Conclusions: When Illness Yields Creativity

Author Index

Subject Index

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