Frank X. Barron


Born
in Lansford, Pennsylvania, The United States
June 17, 1922

Died
October 06, 2002

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Frank X. Barron, professor emeritus of psychology and one of UC Santa Cruz’s most distinguished faculty, was internationally renowned for his study of creativity and personality. He was a major contributor to the development of UC Santa Cruz and its Psychology Department. Professor Barron came to UC Santa Cruz in 1969 and taught courses in personality and human creativity. He helped establish UC Santa Cruz as a campus where serious courses in the psychological study of creativity are routinely offered to undergraduates, where creativity research is a respected enterprise, and where students and faculty alike understand that human creativity can contribute to psychological health, personal freedom, and social well-being. He was a fellow of P ...more

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Creators on Creating

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Creative Person and Creativ...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1969
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Creativity And Personal Fre...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1968
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LSD, Man & Society

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CREATIVITY AND PSYCHOLOGICA...

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The Shaping of Personality:...

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No Rootless Flower: An Ecol...

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Unusual Associates: A Fests...

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“The creative person is both more primitive & more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder & a lot saner, than the average person.”
Frank Barron

“On the ward there was hurt and pain so big and so deep that speech could not express it. I had been interested in philosophy, and suddenly philosophy came alive for me, for here the basic questions of human existence were not abstractions: they were embodied in human suffering”
Frank X. Barron, Unusual Associates: A Festschrift for Frank Barron