Introduction; 1. The nature of genius; 2. Genius and intelligence; 3. Creativity: measurement and personality correlates; 4. Intuition and the unconscious; 5. Conditions for excellence; 6. The nature of psychopathology: psychotism; 7. The roots of creativity; 8. From DNA to creativity and genius; References; Index.
Examines how genius and creativity arise and the factors which affect them.
"...[Eysenck] expertly weaves together a vast array of research, and proposes a theory which, although as yet not fully tested, suggests a creative and viable synthesis of the research on creativity to date." Shari Tishman, Applied Cognitive Psychology