The GAM/DP Theory of Personality and Creativity
by: William A. Therivel, PhD
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-GAM/DP Synopsis
-GAM Introduction
-DP Introduction
-GAM/DP Summary
-Mozart and not Salieri
-Personality Families
-Berlin's Hedgehogs & Foxes
-James Joyce - Fox
-Newton's Personality Styles
-Gifted and Talented
-GAM's Marginal Men
-GAM's Heidegger
-GAM's Nietzsche
-GAM's Nathaniel Hawthorne
-German Ethnopsychology
-Japanese Ethnopsychology
-French Ethnopsychology
-Spanish Ethnopsychology
-Chinese Ethnopsychology
-Argentine Ethnopsychology
-Byzantium's Creativity
-Venice's Creativity
-Chaucer's Griselda
-Western Medicine's Origins
-Individual Growth by Thinking GxAxMxDP
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-Studying Power
-Studying National Characters
-Studying National Creativity
Biography of Author

The Author

A short Biography

     William A. Therivel was born in Paris in 1928 from an Italo-French Valdôtain father, and an Austrian mother. He completed his first studies in 1955 with a degree of Doctor of Chemical Engineering from the Turin Polytechnic. From 1956 to 1986, he worked for Italian and American companies, as a business development specialist, in Italy, Iran, New York, France, Japan, Brazil, England, Belgium, Texas. His success in these assignments was also due to his fluency in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, and by his life long interest in the history, literature, sociology and psychology of many of these countries.
     He expanded his studies in psychology with a degree of Doctor of Psychology (Developmental) from the University of Houston. As research associate, his areas of specialization are: personality, creativity, ethnopsychology, history, and literature in an interdisciplinary perspective, with several papers published on each of these subjects.
He is a frequent contributor to Creativity Research Journal, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, Studi Medievali, and Rivista di Studi Italiani.

By: William A. Therivel

  • Personalidad Insular Versus Visitante. [Insular versus visitor personality]. In La Psicología Social en Mexico (4, pp. 380-87). México: Asociación Mexicana de Psicología Social. (1992)
  • The challenged personality as a precondition for sustained creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 6, 413-24. (1993)
  • Long-term effect of power on creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 8, 173-92. (1995)
  • Are eccentrics creative? On Weeks and James's Eccentrics. [Review of Eccentrics by D. Weeks & J. James]. Creativity Research Journal, 9, 289-90. (1996)
  • American exceptionalism or American visitor hedgehoggism? Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 417-32. (1997a)
  • Praised be Italy for the birth of the visitor personality and Western Civilization. Praised be Italy for Gregory VII at Canossa, Alexander III at Legnano, Innocent III at Runnymede; for Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 15, 25-40. (1997b)
  • Review of G. Mazzacurati's "All'ombra di Dioneo". Rivista di Studi Italiani, 15 n.2, 256-61. (1997c)
  • Creative genius and the GAM theory of personality: Why Mozart and not Salieri? Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 201-34. (1998)
  • Why are eccentrics not eminently creative? Creativity Research Journal, 12, 47-55. (1999a)
  • Why Mozart and not Salieri. Creativity Research Journal, 12, 67-76. (1999b)
  • No Canossas (Canossa, 1077; Venice, 1177; Runnymede, 1215,) No contemporary division of power. Studi Medievali, 40, (1), 279-289. (1999c)
  • Rinascimento and Siglo de Oro as "Swan-Songs": Of Swans Oppressed by the Unity of Power. Rivista di Studi Italiani, 18 (2), 82-96. (2000)
  • The GAM/DP Theory of Personality and Creativity, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in press (2001 to 2005). Kirk House, Minneapolis, MN.

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