Below is a list of current projects that vary greatly in their
degree of progress. Indeed, as the list nears the end, it becomes
increasingly a "wish list" or even "bucket list." Nonetheless,
it is worth pointing out that a significant proportion of my
publications never appeared on this list at any time. These report
theoretical or empirical investigations that managed to get
conceived, executed, and submitted too fast to ever become a "work
in progress," going straight to the "works in review" list.
Ironically, these one- or two-week total immersion projects often
yield my best publications!
- Exploring longitudinal relations among narcissism, fame, and creativity: An archival study of eminent writers (with R. I. Damian, R. W. Robins, & K. Grimm). Data collected, basic statistics done, presented at professional meetings, but not yet written up.
- Creative genius, knowledge, and reason: The lives and works of eminent creators. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds), Cambridge companion to creativity and reason in cognitive development (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Revision of earlier publication.
- Creative genius and psychopathology: Creativity as positive and negative personality. In G. J. Feist, R. Reimer-Palmon, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Frontiers in creativity and personality. New York: Academic Press. Abstract only, but based on recent empirical and theoretical publications.
- Achieving eminence as a woman psychologist: Family experiences and professional development. Data almost completely collected and preliminary analyses conducted.
- Creative geniuses as causal agents in history: James's (1882) "Great Man" theory updated. Outlined and chief concepts developed, but only a rough draft that needs considerable revision; once the second part of an earlier version of Simonton (2013h).
- Assimilation and accommodation in Islamic civilization: Intellectual achievement in the first millennium. One pilot study completed and submitted for publication, but currently assembling a huge database of hundreds of scientists, philosophers, and other thinkers.
- Melodic originality in Beethoven's nine symphonies: A hierarchical linear model. Preliminary analyses conducted, but more raw information needs to be added to the database.
- Thomas Alva Edison's creative career: The trajectory of his patents. Raw data collected and preliminary analyses executed, but coding of his patents still remains.
- Military leadership: Strategic zeitgeist versus tactical genius on the battlefield. Only have the raw data and basic sample selected, but with no variables quantified.
- Disciplinary series, creativity, personality, and development: A meta-analysis. Have most of the required publications, but far from all (originally planned collaboration with R. I. Damian).
- Personality, theory, and methodology in 54 eminent psychologists. Data collected on most of the 54, but still missing data on some.
- The tortoise and the hare: Enduring versus transient achievement. Preliminary data for the first wave, but not for the last wave.
- Individual and situational factors behind historical continuity. Just a vague set of conjectures.
- The psychology of civilization: The genius as the creator of history. A basic outline has been drafted, but it is under constant revision, especially in light of more recent empirical and theoretical work.
Complete Publication List
Honors Publications Received
Representative Journal Articles
Works in Review
Last updated: April 18, 2013