Phil/Psych 447

Seminar in Cognitive Science

Instructions for Essay 2

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Week 10:

Questions about mental illness (ch. 20)

  1. How much can be concluded from individual case studies of creativity?
  2. What's wrong with the mad genius stereotype?
  3. What are the causal relations between mental illness and creativity? Are there common causes?
  4. What kinds of mental illness are most associated with what kinds of creativity?

Questions about intelligence (ch. 21)

  1. What is intelligence? Are there different kinds?
  2. How much intelligence is needed for creativity?
  3. How does intelligence interact with personality and learning?
  4. What kinds of brain activity support creative intelligence?
  5. Is there an association between intelligence and mental illness?


Phil/Psych 447

Paul Thagard

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

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