Gregory J. Feist

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Gregory J. Feist
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Lawrence, Kansas
EducationPhD in personality psychology
undergraduate degree in psychology
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gregory J. Feist (born 1961, Lawrence, Kansas) is an American personality psychologist who is widely published in the psychology of creativity, the psychology of science, and the development of scientific talent.[1]


Feist earned his PhD in personality psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. His dissertation differentiated between eminent and less eminent physical and biological scientists by examining psychological, productivity, and demographic variables. Feist earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1985.

Academic Positions

From 2009 to 2015 Feist served as program coordinator of San Jose State University’s Research and Experimental Psychology Master’s program. He has also taught at the College of William & Mary and the University of California, Davis.

With nearly three decades of teaching experience, Feist has taught a wide variety of courses: Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Tests and Measures, Theories of Personality, Advanced Research Methods in Personality Psychology, Senior Seminars in Critical Thinking and the Psychology of Science and Graduate Seminars in Personality, Research Methods, and Experimental Methods.

Books Published

  • Feist, G.J., & Rosenberg, E.L. (2019). Fundamentals of Psychology: Perspectives & Connections. Boston: McGraw-Hill.[2]
  • Feist, G.J., & Rosenberg, E.L. (2019, 2015, 2012, 4th, 3rd and 2nd editions). Psychology: Perspectives & Connections. Boston: McGraw-Hill. [2]
  • Feist, G.J., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Kaufman, J.C. (Editors) (2017). Cambridge Handbook of Creativity and Personality Research. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Feist, G.J. & Gorman, M.E. (Editors) (2013). Handbook of the Psychology of Science. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Feist, J., Feist, G.J., & Roberts, T.A. (2018, 2013). Theories of Personality. (9th and 8th edition). Boston: McGraw-Hill. [2]
  • Feist, G.J., & Rosenberg, E.L. (2010). Psychology: Making Connections. Boston: McGraw-Hill. [Canadian edition published in 2012 with Jennifer Stamp and Jennifer Poole; translated into Korean]
  • Feist, G.J. (2006). The Psychology of Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. [2]
  • Feist, J., & Feist, G.J. (2009, 2006, 2002, 1998). Theories of Personality (7th, 6th, 5th, & 4th ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill. [translated into Chinese, and Spanish & Tagalog]


  • Winner, 2007 William James Book Prize, Division of General Psychology, American Psychological Association, for The Psychology of Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind[3]
  • Article of the Year, Journal of Research in Personality (“Predicting Creativity from Early to Late Adulthood: Intellect, Potential, and Personality,” Frank Barron co-author), 2004
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Davis, 2004
  • Early Career Achievement Award (Berlyne Award), Division 10, American Psychological Association, 2000
  • Reves Center for International Studies Travel Award, William & Mary, 1999
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
  • MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-1988
  • Commonwealth Scholar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1984-1985

Elected Positions

  • Founding President, International Society for the Psychology Science & Technology, 2006-2012 [4]
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Psychology of Science & Technology, 2007-2008
  • President, Division 10 (The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) of American Psychology Association, 2005-2006[5]
  • Vice-President and Founding Executive Board Member of the Society for Applied Psychological Research in the Performing Arts, 2005-

Media Interviews


In the media

External Links


  1. "Feist, Gregory J | People | San Jose State University". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Gregory J. Feist". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  3. "William James Book Award". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
  4. "Overview of the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (ISPST)". Retrieved 2020-03-07.
  5. "History of Division 10". Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts. Retrieved 2020-03-05.

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