Below is a list of current projects that vary greatly in both
their degree of progress and the proportion of research time devoted
to each. 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!
- Can super smart leaders suffer too much from a good thing? The curvilinear effect of intelligence on perceived leadership behavior (with J. Antonakis & R. J. House).
- Data collection and data analyses all completed and the first rough draft almost finished (N = 171); tests predictions made by Simonton (1985c).
- 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, preliminary statistics done, results already presented at professional meetings (by the first author, Damian), but not yet written up (N = 10).
- Big-C versus little-c creativity: Definitions, implications, and inherent educational contradictions. In R. Beghetto & B. Sriraman (Eds.), Creative contradictions in education. New York: Springer.
- An application of two-level, three-criterion, multiplicative definitions of creativity (due September 15, 2015).
- Hard science, soft science, pseudo-science: Implications of research on the hierarchy of the sciences. In A. B. Kaufman & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Pseudo-science: The conspiracy against science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Chapters due end of January, 2016.
- Creativity, rationality, knowledge, and adaptation: The eightfold typology of response probabilities, utilities, and expectations.
- The formal treatment all outlined in tabular form and just needs to be written up.
- Achieving eminence as a woman psychologist: Family and career development.
- Data completely collected and statistical analyses currently in progress (N = 80); first of two studies completed and now in press (Simonton, in press-h).
- 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).
- Illustrious scientists, philosophers, theologians, and scholars in Islamic civilization: The progenitors, paragons, and epigones of the intellectual Golden Age.
- One pilot study has been already accepted for publication (Simonton, in press-m; N = 331), but currently assembling a much more massive database of hundreds of eminent thinkers; so far, N = 1282 distributed over 54 20-year generations from A.H. 40 to 1119 in lunar years (i.e., C.E. 660-1707).
- From giftedness to eminence: Developmental landmarks across the life span. In S. Pfeiffer, E. Shaunessy-Dedrick, & M. Foley-Nicpon (Eds.), APA handbook of giftedness and talent. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
- Received the invitation on August 27, 2014, and due August 31, 2015 (first draft completed).
- Creative productivity across the lifespan. In J. A. Plucker (Ed.), Creativity and innovation: Current understandings and debates. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
- A overview for a textbook (due October 15, 2015).
- Historiometric methods. In K. A. Ericsson et al. (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Just an update, adding new material and subtracting old material, but keeping the length the same (first draft due December 15, 2015).
- Reverse engineering genius: Historiometric studies of exceptional talent.
- For a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences devoted to "Beyond the IQ Test" (submission due December 15, 2015; first draft completed).
- Creativity and free will: How creative thought enhances personal agency. In M. Karwowski & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), Creativity and the self. New York: Academic Press.
- An update and application of Simonton (2013i); first draft due December 31, 2015.
- The development and performance of eminent creators: The life-long impact of breadth and depth of interests. In P. A. O’Keefe & J. M. Harackiewicz (Eds.), The psychological science of interests. New York: Springer.
- First draft due January 15, 2016.
- Why even highly creative people are seldom creative: Why even creative masterpieces contain few creative ideas.
- A theoretical treatment of the relative involvement of "blindness" and "sightedness" in creativity, with special treatment of the contrasts between the arts and sciences.
- Melodic originality in Beethoven's nine symphonies: A computer content analysis.
- Preliminary analyses conducted, but more raw information needs to be added to the database regarding the characteristics of specific themes (N = 139); a highly nested design with four levels (themes, sections, movements, symphonies).
- Military leadership: Strategic zeitgeist versus tactical genius on the battlefield.
- Far from completion: Only have the raw data and basic sample selected, but with no variables quantified (N = 104 battles, 12 generals); worse yet, the data are all collected in "old style" - 5 x 8 inch index cards!
- 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); may not happen.
- Personality, theory, and methodology in 54 eminent psychologists.
- Data collected on most of the 54, but still missing data on some of the more obscure figures; it is possible that the original project cannot be completed as envisioned (cf. Overskeid, Grønnerød, & Simonton, 2012, which deals with just one of the 54 in the sample).
- 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 at this point.
- Analytical creativity in political, cultural, and geographic exile: Jewish philosophical and theological genius in the diaspora.
- This very tentative title reflects recurrent speculations stimulated by previous and ongoing research on minorities, women, bilingualism, multiculturalism, and comparative civilizations (especially Islam).
- The genius as the creator of history: A psychology of civilization
- A basic outline has been drafted, but it is under constant revision, especially in light of more recent empirical and theoretical work by myself and others.
Complete Publication List
Honors Publications Received
Representative Journal Articles
Works in Review
Last updated: July 4, 2015