Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist

Creativity in Science Chance Logic Genius and Zeitgeist Where do major scientific breakthroughs come from Do they arise from the logic of the scientific method or do they result from flashes of genius Are they the products of some mysterious zeitgeist or

  • Title: Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist
  • Author: Dean Keith Simonton
  • ISBN: 9780521543699
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where do major scientific breakthroughs come from Do they arise from the logic of the scientific method, or do they result from flashes of genius Are they the products of some mysterious zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, or do they emerge from chance or serendipity Dean Simonton provides an answer, not by choosing one explanation and ignoring the others, but rather byWhere do major scientific breakthroughs come from Do they arise from the logic of the scientific method, or do they result from flashes of genius Are they the products of some mysterious zeitgeist, or spirit of the times, or do they emerge from chance or serendipity Dean Simonton provides an answer, not by choosing one explanation and ignoring the others, but rather by unifying all four perspectives into a single theory in which chance plays the primary role, but with the significant involvement of logic, genius and zeitgeist.

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    • Dean Keith Simonton

      Renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to the study of genius, Dean Keith Simonton has provided his expertise to over 400 publications on the topic, including a dozen books entitled Genius, Creativity, and Leadership Scientific Genius Greatness Genius and Creativity Origins of Genius Great Psychologists and Their Times Creativity in Science and Genius 101.The recipient of several awards, Simonton s work has been recognized by the William James Book Award, the Sir Francis Galton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Creativity, the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology and the Arts, the Theoretical Innovation Prize in Personality and Social Psychology, the George A Miller Outstanding Article Award, the E Paul Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the Robert S Daniel Award for Four Year College University Teaching.A fellow of several professional organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, and nine divisions of the American Psychological Association APA Simonton has served as president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics and the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts APA, Division 10 Currently, he is the president elect of the Society for General Psychology APA, Division 1 and a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California Dean Simonton obtained his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1975.



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