overview

I have broad interests in the study of memory, metacognition and creative cognition.

I have studied the retrieval blocking & recovery, context-dependent memory, reminiscence & hypermnesia, eyewitness memory, false & recovered memories. I also have research focus in Tip-Of-the-Tongue states, metamemory, fixation & mental blocks, incubation, insight, and creative idea generation.

selected publications
Academic Articles76
Books4
  • Ward, T. B., Smith, S. M., & Vaid, J. (1997). Creative Thought An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes. Amer Psychological Assn.
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  • Ward, T. B. (1995). Creativity and the Mind Discovering the Genius Within. Basic Books (AZ).
  • Smith, S. M., Ward, T. B., & Finke, R. A. (1995). The Creative Cognition Approach. Mit Press.
  • Finke, R. A., Ward, T. B., & Smith, S. M. (1992). Creative Cognition Theory, Research, and Applications. Bradford Books.
Chapters15
  • Smith, S. M. (2014). Effects of Environmental Context on Human Memory. The SAGE Handbook of Applied Memory. (pp. 162-182). SAGE Publications Ltd.
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  • Smith, S. M. (2013). Creative cognition: Demystifying creativity. Hedley, C. N., Antonacci, P., & Rabinowitz, M. (Eds.), Thinking and Literacy: The Mind at Work. (pp. 31-46). Routledge.
  • Smith, S. M., & Ward, T. B. (2012). Cognition and the Creation of Ideas. The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Oxford University Press.
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  • Smith, S. M., & Ward, T. B. (2012). Cognition and the Creation of Ideas. The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning.
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  • Smith, S. M. (2011). Incubation. Pritzker, S. R. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity. (pp. 653-657). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers22
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
stevesmith@tamu.edu
First Name
Steven
Last Name
Smith
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Psychology; 4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235
USA