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Author Simonton, Dean Keith.

Title Greatness : who makes history and why / Dean Keith Simonton.

Publication Info. New York : Guilford, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  153.98 S611G    Check Shelf
Description x, 502 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Prologue: The Psychologist Confronts Greatness -- Birthrights and Birthmarks: Psychobiological Explanations -- Acts, Affects, and Thoughts: learning-Based and Cognitive Theories -- The Creative Quest -- The Drive to Succeed -- Infants, Children, and Teenagers: The Famous in Their Youth -- Life's Prime and Death's Advance: A Life-Span Perspective -- The Importance of Intelligence -- The Importance of Personality -- The Significance of Psychopathology -- Violence as a Shopper of History -- The Influence of Attitude s and beliefs -- Imitation, Affiliation, Group Dynamics, and Leadership -- Epilogue: Has the Psychologist Succeeded?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-490) and index.
Subject Genius -- History.
Genius -- Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
History -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 0898623707 alkaline paper
0898622018 paperback
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