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Christa L. Taylor
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence

Christa L. Taylor, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Written by Christa L. Taylor

Essay/
Mood and emotion
The myth of ‘mad’ genius

The Romantic stereotype that creativity is enhanced by a mood disorder is dangerous, and dissolves under careful scrutiny

Christa L Taylor