Gregory J. Feist
Gregory J. Feist
|Education||PhD in personality psychology|
undergraduate degree in psychology
|Alma mater||University 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.
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.
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.
- Feist, G.J., & Rosenberg, E.L. (2019). Fundamentals of Psychology: Perspectives & Connections. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
- Feist, G.J., & Rosenberg, E.L. (2019, 2015, 2012, 4th, 3rd and 2nd editions). Psychology: Perspectives & Connections. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 
- 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. 
- 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. 
- 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
- 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
- Founding President, International Society for the Psychology Science & Technology, 2006-2012 
- 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
- Vice-President and Founding Executive Board Member of the Society for Applied Psychological Research in the Performing Arts, 2005-
- Television interview via Skype on Croatian TV (January 10, 2019). “Third Element: When Scientists Break In”.
- Live radio interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (December 10, 2018). “James Allison won a Nobel for defying scientific orthodoxy. What about the mavericks that don’t succeed?”
- Interviewed for “The Atlantic” magazine (November 1, 2018). “My grandfather thought he solved a cosmic mystery.” By Veronique Greenwood.
- Interviewed for “GEN” magazine (June 7, 2018). “The lifespan of a lie: The most famous psychology of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?” by Ben Blum.
- Interviewed for “Tonic” magazine (April 6, 2018). “Four reasons you should embrace being an introvert.” By Carson Kessler.
- Interviewed for “BBC Future” online article (February 28, 2018). “Why being a loner may be good for your health.” By Christine Ro.
- Interviewed for “Scientific American--Beautiful Minds” magazine (December 14, 2016). “What forms of creativity turn you on?” By Scott Barry Kaufman.
- Interviewed for “Q” magazine (March 15, 2015). “Vacations for one.” By Kelly Mickle.
- Interviewed for “Hyperallergic: Sensitive to Art and its Discontents” online article (January 15, 2015). “Painting a picture sexier than coding, study finds.” By Becca Rothfeld.
- Interviewed for “The Chronicle of Higher Education” (November 7, 2013). “Will MOOCs change the way professors handle the classroom?” By Jeffrey Young.
- Interviewed for “Scientific American--Mind & Brain” magazine (January 24, 2012). “The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance.” By Gareth Cook.
- Interviewed for “Psychologie Heute” [“Psychology Today”] magazine (November, 2012). “Wer forscht den da? Und warum?” [Who is researching that? And why?]. By Christine Amrhein.
- Interviewed for “New Scientist-Opinion” (January 30, 2012). “What Makes Scientists Tick?--Profile on Greg Feist?”By Clint Witchalls.
- Interviewed for “Le Monde de L’Intelligence” [The World of Intelligence]. (January, 2012). “Le timide, sa view, son œuvre” [The life and work of shy people]. By Sabine Casalonga.
- Interviewed for “ScienceDaily” (October 20, 2011). “A New Discipline Emerges: The Psychology of Science.”
- Interviewed for “American Scientist--On the Bookshelf” (July 1, 2007). “The Bookshelf Talks with Gregory Feist.” By Greg Ross.
- Interviewed for “Newsweek” (January 17,1994). “Nice Scientists Finish Last.” By Robin Sparkman.
- Feist, G.J. (2019, February 21). Cut through the buzz: 8 ways to teach critical thinking.
- Feist, G.J. (2015, August 7). Challenging assumptions: Creativity and mental health.
In the media
- SJSU Page
- Google Scholar Citations
- Research Gate
- Gregory J Feist - Psychology / Social Sciences book on amazon
- ↑ "Feist, Gregory J | People | San Jose State University". www.sjsu.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Gregory J. Feist". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
- ↑ "William James Book Award". Retrieved 2020-03-05.
- ↑ "Overview of the International Society for the Psychology of Science and Technology (ISPST)". Retrieved 2020-03-07.
- ↑ "History of Division 10". Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts. Retrieved 2020-03-05.
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