What Creates Genius?

Dean Keith Simonton, author of Genius 101 and a professor of psychology at the University of California-Davis, will visit the University of Iowa this week.  One of his areas of research is the accomplishments of historical figures.

There will be multiple events related to Simonton’s visit this week, and all lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Interested persons are invited to a discussion of Simonton’s book Genius 101 prior to his visit. The discussion will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore.
  • “Diversifying experiences and creative development,” 101 Biology Building East, Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.
  • “Creative thoughts as acts of free will: A two-stage formal integration,” C125 Pappajohn Business Administration Building, Friday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 p.m.

More information is available through the University of Iowa’s IowaNow article on the events.

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