With contributions from a multi-disciplinary group of expert contributors, this is the first handbook to discuss all aspects of genius, a topic that endlessly provokes and fascinates.
- The first handbook to discuss all aspects of genius with contributions from a multi-disciplinary group of experts
- Covers the origins, characteristics, careers, and consequences of genius with a focus on cognitive science, individual differences, life-span development, and social context
- Explores individual genius, creators, leaders, and performers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I, Simón Bolívar, Mohandas Gandhi, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Tolstoy, John William Coltrane, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Martha Graham.
- Utilizes a variety of approaches—from genetics, neuroscience, and longitudinal studies to psychometric tests, interviews, and case studies—to provide a comprehensive treatment of the subject
Keywords: Personality & Individual Differences, Giftedness, child prodigy, savant, mad genius, creativity, precocity, creativity, virtuoso, leadership, talent, Mozart, Bach, Einstein, intelligence, Picasso, genetics, neuroscience, psychometric tests, individual difference, genetics, psychology, neuroscience