Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


Highlighted Publications

Hass, R. W. (2017). Semantic search during divergent thinking. Cognition, 166, 344–357.

This paper outlines a new method for assessing memory search while people generate ideas about objects.

Hass, R. W., & *Burke, S. (2016). Implicit theories of creativity are differentially categorized by exemplar and perspective. Thinking Skills & Creativity, 19, 219 – 231.

This paper identifies potential differences between domains (e.g., music, technology) in terms of how laypeople conceptualize the necessary personality traits for achieving success in those domains.

Hass, R. W., Katz-Buonincontro, J., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2016). Disentangling creative mindsets from self-efficacy and creative identity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 436-446.

This paper provides a measurement model that combines self-efficacy with two kinds of implicit theories about creativity: fixed mindset—the belief that creativity is innate and unlearnable, and growth mindset—the belief that creativity is malleable and thus can always be improved.