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 Articles73
  • Beda, Z., Smith, S. M., & Orr, J. (2020). Creativity on demand - Hacking into creative problem solving.. Neuroimage. 216, 116867-116867.
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  • Smith, S. M., Beda, Z., & Hernandez, A. (2020). Entrenchment: effects of multiple red herrings on memory blocks in word fragment completion.. Memory. 28(6), 830-836.
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  • Smith, S. M., & Beda, Z. (2020). Forgetting Fixation with Context Change Comment. JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN MEMORY AND COGNITION. 9(1), 19-23.
  • Smith, S. M., & Beda, Z. (2020). Old problems in new contexts: The context-dependent fixation hypothesis.. J Exp Psychol Gen. 149(1), 192-197.
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  • Smith, S. M., Handy, J. D., Hernandez, A., & Jacoby, L. L. (2018). Context specificity of automatic influences of memory.. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 44(10), 1501-1513.
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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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  • 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.
  • Ward, T. B. (). Creativity and the Mind Discovering the Genius Within. Basic Books (AZ).
Chapters15
  • Smith, S. M. (2014). Effects of Environmental Context on Human Memory. The SAGE Handbook of Applied Memory. 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. 31-46. Routledge.
  • Smith, S. M., & Ward, T. B. (2012). Cognition and the Creation of Ideas. The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. 456-474. 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. 653-657. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers22
  • Jain, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Linder, R., Kerne, A., & Smith, S. M. (2015). Evaluating TweetBubble with Ideation Metrics of Exploratory Browsing. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C '15: Creativity and Cognition. 53-62.
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  • Cagan, J., Dinar, M., Shah, J. J., Leifer, L., Linsey, J., Smith, S., & Vargas-Hernandez, N. (2013). Empirical Studies of Design Thinking: Past, Present, Future. Volume 5: 25th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; ASME 2013 Power Transmission and Gearing Conference, ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 5, v005t06a020-v005t06a020.
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  • Lopez, R., Linsey, J. S., & Smith, S. M. (2011). Characterizing the Effect of Domain Distance in Design-by-Analogy. Volume 9: 23rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 16th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 9, 141-151.
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  • Shah, J. J., Millsap, R. E., Woodward, J., & Smith, S. M. (2010). Applied Tests of Design Skills: Divergent Thinking Data Analysis and Reliability Studies. Volume 5: 22nd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; Special Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 5, 367-380.
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  • Vargas Hernandez, N., Shah, J. J., & Smith, S. M. (2007). Cognitive Models of Design Ideation. Volume 3: 19th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 1st International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; and 9th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Tire Technologies, Parts A and B, ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. 3 PART A, 135-144.
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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