Anna Abraham, PhD
E. Paul Torrance Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development
Mary Frances Early College of Education
University of Georgia (UGA)
Athens, GA, USA
Email: annaabr[@]gmail.com | University Webpage: UGA | Profile: Google Scholar | Group: Creativity & Imagination Lab | ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4954-8205
Research Expertise: Creativity, Imagination, Reality-Fiction Distinction, Mental Time Travel, Theory of Mind, Self-Referential Thought
Domains/Disciplines: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuroscience, Social Neuroscience
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As the Founding Editor of the new Cambridge Elements in Creativity and Imagination, I am seeking short book contributions for this exciting new series at Cambridge University Press from all corners of the academic and practitioner community. If you are interested in authoring a short book for this series, contact me for more information. This is a rolling call. (WEBSITE)
Jun 2022: Interview - The Science of Creativity & Imagination - on the The FitMind Podcast.
Jun 2022: Paper - Predictors of Creativity in Young People - now published in the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.
May 2022: Speaker - The Basis of Creativity: Science and Myths - American Medical Writers Association New England Chapter (AMWA-NE).
Apr 2022: Paper - How we tell apart fiction from reality - published in the American Journal of Psychology.
Apr 2022: Festival Director - 2022 TORRANCE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Apr 2022: Speaker - Telling apart reality from fiction - Imagination & Moral Cognition Lab, Dept. of Psychology, SUNY Albany.
Apr 2022: Speaker - Telling apart reality from fiction - Honors Program Lunchbox Lectures, Morehead Honors College, University of Georgia.
Mar 2022: Speaker - The Case for Cultivating Creative Health - at the session on Interdisciplinary Creativity at the Creative Brain Week.
(Update: VIDEO of full session now available online)
Mar 2022: Interview - Talking to a psychologist about creativity - on the The Blindboy Podcast.
Mar 2022: Interview - Discussing Neuroscience and Creativity - on the Fueling Creativity Podcast (PART 1) (PART 2).
Feb 2022: Featured Expert - Creativity for Creatives Q&A - at the Women's Health summit.
Jan 2022: Grant - From AI Ethics to AI Aesthetics: Artificial Intelligence and Aesthetic Harm - research team awarded the UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. PI: Aaron Meskin (Franklin College of Arts & Sciences); Co-Is: David Saltz, Isabelle Wallace and Katie Geha (Franklin College of Arts & Sciences), Anna Abraham (Mary Frances Early College of Education), and Pengyuan Wang, Rosanna Smith & Carolina Salge (Terry College of Business).
Jan 2022: Paper - Creativity or creativities? Why context matters - advanced online publication in Design Studies.
Dec 2021: Interview source for a feature article by Abigail Cuffy - Mold Your Mind to be Happier and Healthier - in Women's Health magazine.
Dec 2021: Speaker - Learning from Fiction - Art in Conversation seminar series (Seminar 20), University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Nov 2021: Chapter - The Role of Semantic versus Episodic Memory in Creative Cognition - accepted for publication in the Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition.
Nov 2021: Speaker & Discussant - What’s Your Curiosity? Exploring the psychological ideas of ‘Looking-Glass’, from perception and identity to the science of creativity - at the V&A 'Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser' Friday Forum Symposium. The Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.