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)
Apr 2023: Festival Director - 2023 Torrance Festival of Ideas - a 3-day online global cultural and educational annual festival (Apr 18-20).
Register for free at the Festival website [URL: https://tinyurl.com/torranceideasfest2023]. For past festivals, visit the Torrance Center website.
Mar 2023: Panel Discussant - Global Stories - Humanities Research at UGA and Beyond - Panel Discussion at the UGA Humanities Festival, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Feb 2023: Interview - The Creative Process - on the The Creative Process Podcast - Arts, Culture and Society.
Jan 2023: Speaker - The Case for Cultivating Creative Health - Brain Health Seminar Series - a UGA partnership between the Department of Kinesiology, Institute of Gerontology, and Athens Presbyterian Village (PVC). Afternoon session in the PVC (Jan 25, 2023).
Jan 2023: Speaker - The Myths and Truths of the Creative Brain - Brain Health Seminar Series - a UGA partnership between the Department of Kinesiology, Institute of Gerontology, and Athens Presbyterian Village (PVC). Morning session in UGA's College of Education (Jan 25, 2023).
Dec 2022: Interview - How Can We Unlock Our Brain's Creative Potential - One Garden Live Talks.
Nov 2022: Speaker - Myths/Truths of the Creative Mind - invited lecture for the Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE) research group, University of Oslo, Norway
Nov 2022: Speaker - The Myths and Truths of the Creative Brain - PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
Nov 2022: Panel Discussant - How will AI change your field, for better or worse - AI Research Day Panel Discussion, Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI), University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Nov 2022: Interview - On Flow States & Creativity's Role in Our Futures - on the The Creative Condition Podcast
Nov 2022: Paper - The Role of Personality Traits & Leisure Activities in Predicting Wellbeing in Young People - published in BMC Psychology
Aug 2022: Keynote Lecture - Creating - 2022 MIC Conference: The 7 C's of Creativity, Bologna, Italy
Aug 2022: Workshop Instructor - A Neuroscientist's Guide to Being More Creative - The Guardian Masterclasses
Jul 2022: Interview - Pondering Imagination and Creativity - on the BRAIN PONDERINGS with Mark Mattson Podcast
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