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The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity.

Do Good Artists Have More Sex?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Your date lets it slip: "I'm an artist." Do these words scream "code red" or "take me to bed"? According to some scientists, even human beings are ...

Satoshi Kanazawa Does Not Speak for All of Evolutionary Psychology

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 07.18.2011 | Style
Scott Barry Kaufman

Controversy regarding "Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?" has sparked me to make a point I've wanted to make for a long time: Satoshi Kanazawa isn't the only evolutionary psychologist and doesn't speak for the whole field.