MBB 980F Creativity Research: Eccentrics, Geniuses, and Harvard Students





Tutorial - 4 credits - Primarily for Undergraduate 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.

Class Note: Preference to juniors in MBB tracks or MBB secondary field.