Dean Keith Simonton: a truly remarkable contribution to creativity studies that will be one for the ages

Daniel, Ryan (2021) Dean Keith Simonton: a truly remarkable contribution to creativity studies that will be one for the ages. In: Celebrating Giants and Trailblazers: A-Z of who's who in creativity research and related fields. pp. 630-650. From: International Conference on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise, 27-29 June 2021, Virtual.

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Abstract

The research oeuvre of Dean Keith Simonton has propelled the field of creativity studies into new territory and brought with it a raft of critical insights. For over 50 years, Simonton, by applying a scientific lens, has interrogated some of the most important phenomena in the history of creativity studies, such as leadership, genius, talent, giftedness, and expertise. He has pioneered the application of quantitative methods, in particular historiometry, to the work of the great composers, to cinema, to visual arts, and to creative writing. While not without his critics, Simonton has offered the field of creativity studies a wealth of evidence-based insights and directions for future research. Importantly, his research often considers potential future realities for societies. Simonton is a generous scholar; he acknowledges the work done by pioneers in the field and that of his contemporaries. In addition, he seeks to make his often-complex work accessible to a wide readership and is dedicated to furthering the field of creativity studies.

Item ID: 72391
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-85924-261-2
Keywords: Dean Keith Simonton, historiometry, creativity, artists, genius
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 by Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise Conference. Copyright © 2021 by Individual Authors
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 01:05
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520503 Personality and individual differences @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130199 Arts not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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