Description of the book
The psychology of creative writing has an academic and psychological perspective on multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the development of the writer, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy writers and screens, and how to teach creative writing. From scholars to bloggers and artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.
About the Author
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., completed his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Yale University in 2009. He also has an M.Phil. In experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he was Gates Cambridge Scholar, and B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied psychology, man-computer interaction and voice performance. In his research, he combines several perspectives, including cognitive science, philosophy and evolutionary psychology, to deepen the understanding of intelligence and creativity. In addition to publishing more than 20 chapters of books and articles in professional journals such as Intelligence and Journal of Creative Behavior, he is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (with Robert J. Sternberg, forthcoming). Kaufman’s work has been covered in media such as The Philadelphia Inquirer and Men’s Health. Also, write a site for Psychology Today called ‘Beautiful Minds’. He received the Frank X. Barron 2008 student award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for his research on the psychology of aesthetics, creativity and the arts.