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Notable finding:  Female managers outscore males in all eight skill areas that managers need to elicit creativity in subordinates.

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Recent Publications 

Epstein, R. (2015). Of course animals are creative: Insights from generativity theory.  In A. B. Kaufman & J.C. Kaufman (Eds.), Animal creativity and innovation: Research and theory (pp. 375-390).  London: Academic Press.

 

Epstein, R. (2015).  On the rediscovery of the principle of resurgence. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 41, 19-43.

 

Epstein, R. (in press). Generativity theory and creativity. In M. A. Runco & R. S. Albert (Eds.), Theories of creativity (rev. ed.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Epstein, R. (2015, April).  The right-brain theory of creativity is, and always has been, silly. Aeon.

Epstein, R. (2015, March).  Maybe there are no non-creative people. Aeon.

 

Epstein, R. (2014). On the orderliness of behavioral variability: Insights from generativity theoryJournal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 279-290.

 

Epstein, R., Kaminaka, K., Phan, V., & Uda, R. (2013). How is creativity best managed?  Creativity and Innovation Management, 22, 359-374.

 

Epstein, R., & Phan, V. (2012).  Which competencies are most important for creative expression? Creativity Research Journal, 24, 278-282.

 

Epstein, R. (2011). Exercises. In M. A. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity, 2nd Edition (pp. 480-487). San Diego: Academic Press.

 

Epstein, R., (2008).  Schmidt, S. M., & Warfel, R. Measuring and training creativity competencies: Validation of a new test. Creativity Research Journal, 20, 7-12.


 Recent Presentations

Epstein, R. (2016, February). Do you have what it takes to help your team innovate?  Invited talk given at the “Diversity and Creativity” conference, sponsored by the University of California San Diego Continuous Innovation Series, San Diego, CA.

 

Epstein, R. (2015, October). Boosting your creativity by a factor of ten. Invited talk given at the annual meeting of the Arizona State Council of Operating Room Nurses, Oracle, AZ.

 

Epstein, R. (2012, June). Embedding creativity in the academic environment. Invited seminar presented at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Epstein, R., & Kaminaka, K. (2012, April). How is creativity best managed? Measuring and ranking relevant competencies. Paper presented at the 92nd annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Epstein, R. (2012, February). How to guarantee creativity and innovation year round: How to embed them throughout your organization. Workshop given at the Training Magazine Expo, Atlanta, GA.

 

Epstein, R. (2012, January). How to unleash your creative potential. Invited talk given at the Cultural Impact Conference, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Epstein, R. (2012, January). Where does creativity come from? An introduction to Generativity Theory.  Invited talk given at the Cultural Impact Conference, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Epstein, R. (2012, June). Embedding creativity in the academic environment. Invited seminar presented at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

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