John Baer, Ph.D.

Rider University

Memorial Hall 102

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099

(609) 895-5668

E-mail: baer@rider.edu

Welcome!

I created this page years ago as a way to introduce myself to Rider students (but if that doesn't describe you, you're still welcome to browse!). If you're looking for a list of publications, that's at the bottom of this page.

I've been teaching at Rider since 1992. Before that I worked as a test developer and researcher at the Educational Testing Service (in Princeton, NJ); taught middle and high school and helped run a large gifted/talented program (in Washington County, MD); developed and ran a program for adolescents at a small psychiatric hospital (in Leitersburg, MD); worked as a newspaper reporter (in Tokyo, Japan); served as an guide/interpreter for the United States Information Agency (in Osaka Japan); worked in the paint shop of a large factory (in Takamatsu, Japan); and drove a truck (throughout the Mid-Atlantic region). I liked all those jobs, but I like teaching at Rider best.

I did my undergraduate work at Yale, where I double majored in psychology and Japanese Studies (B.A., 1972, magna cum laude). I received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in cognitive psychology in 1991.

Much of my research and writing has been in the area of creativity, and that work has been supported by generous grants from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Testing Service, the Carnegie Foundation, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and Rider and Rutgers Universities. I've won a few awards, such as the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, presented by the Eighth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning (in 1997), the Daniel E. Berlyne Award of the American Psychological Association for the year's best research in the area of creativity and/or the arts (in 1993), and the Iorio Research Award (in 2007). I was elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and am a member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Creative Behavior (the oldest and most widely read creativity research journal); the American Psychological Association's newest journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; and the International Journal of Thinking & Problem Solving. (For more biography, see this interview that Roeper Review published in January 2009.)

A few extracurricular interests:

I enjoy tennis, and I have a real passion for Ping-Pong. I play the guitar, and if you take one of my classes you may be subject to a singing review of the course at some point.

Three pictures:

For those of you who haven't been in my classes or met me somewhere on campus yet, here are three photos. The beautiful woman in the center is Sylvia, my wife of many years. Sylvia is a poet, a professor of English (at Gloucester County College), a writer, and the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. Finding Sylvia (and convincing her that she had found me) was an incredible bit of luck, but it wasn't easy. She was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and she lived there and in Sao Paulo, Brasil, before immigrating to the U.S. (as a result, English is actually her third language). Even in the U.S. we grew up in rather different worlds, she in New York City and I in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland. My unseen Ping-Pong opponent is our daughter Heather, who is the other most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. Heather is a tireless volunteer for 100 good causes and an all-around amazing, optimistic and upbeat person. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2000 and received her Master's degree in Special Education from Simmons College in 2003. She is currently working as a special education teacher.

An invitation:

If you've gotten this far, you know far too much about me for us not to have met, so I hope you'll stop by my office (Memorial 102) to say hello. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Disney World Course:

My wife and I occasionally teach a course at Disney World. We start with weekend meetings in New Jersey, then spend five days at Disney World. It's a three-credit course offered through my wife's college, Gloucester County College.

Disney Course: For more information about the course, click here.

Publications:

Most of my research has been in the area of creativity, although I have also done work in other areas, such as cooperative learning, teacher preparation, artificial intelligence, and (most recently) free will. Below I've listed many of my professional publications over the past 20 years or so. The ones that have been highlighted can be downloaded as pdf files. If any of these topics interest you, I'd love to talk to you about them -- or perhaps about research you might want to do that's related to one of these topics.

BOOKS

Baer. J. (1997). Creative teachers, creative students. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Baer, J. (1993). Creativity and divergent thinking: A task-specific approach . Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Baumeister, R. F. (Eds.). (2008). Are we free? Psychology and free will. Oxford University Press.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2013). Being creative inside and outside the classroom. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers

Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.).  (2013).  Creatively gifted students are not like other gifted students: Research, theory, and practice. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (Eds.). (2005). Creativity across domains: Faces of the muse. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (Eds.). (2006). Reason and creativity in development. Cambridge University Press.

Kaufman, J. C., Plucker, J. A., & Baer, J. (2008). Essentials of creativity assessment. New York: Wiley.

TEXTBOOKS and related materials:

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite (Vol. 1). Cincinnati: South-Western.

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite (Vol. 2). Cincinnati: South-Western.

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite instructor's manual (Vol. 1). Cincinnati: South-Western.

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite instructor's manual (Vol. 2). Cincinnati: South-Western.

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite student workbook (Vol. 1.). Cincinnati: South-Western.

Lemaster, A. J., & Baer, J. (1999). SuperWrite student workbook (Vol. 2). Cincinnati: South-Western.

TRANSLATED BOOKS

Baer, J. (2001). [Creative teachers, creative students / Korean edition]. (J. K. Woo & K. W. Jeon, Trans.). Seoul, South Korea: Chang Ji Press.

Kaufman, J. C., Plucker, J. A., & Baer, J. (2012). [Essentials of creativity assessment/ Korean edition]. (Soonmook Lee, Trans.) Seoul, Korea: Hakjisa.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Agars, M. D., Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C.(2005). The many creativities of business and the APT model of creativity. Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 15(2), 133-141.

Baer, J.  (2012). Domain specificity and the limits of creativity theory. Journal of Creative Behavior, 46, 16-29.

Baer, J.  (2012). Domain specificity of creativity: Theory, research, and practice,  Text.  Download at:  http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue13/Baer.pdf

Baer, J. (2011). Why grand theories of creativity distort, distract, and disappoint. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 21(1). 73-100.

Baer, J.  (2011). How divergent thinking tests mislead us: Are the Torrance Tests still relevant in the 21st century?  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5, 309-313.

Baer, J.  (2011). Why teachers should assume creativity is very domain specific. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 21(2), 57-61.

Baer, J.  (2011). Four (more) arguments against the Torrance Tests.  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. 5, 316-317.

Baer, J. (2010). Lectures may be more effective than you think: The Learning Pyramid unmasked. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 20(2), 7-21.

Baer, J. (2008). Divergent thinking tests have problems, but this is not the solution. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 2, 89-92.

Baer, J. (2003). Double dividends: Cross-cultural creativity studies teach us about both creativity and cultures. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across The Disciplines, 22, 37-39.

Baer, J. (2003). Grouping and achievement in cooperative learning. College Teaching, 51. 169-174.

Baer, J. (2003). What do in-service and pre-service teachers think elementary teachers need to know? Focus on Education, 47, 25-33.

Baer, J. (2003). Impact of the Core Knowledge Curriculum on creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 15, 297-300.

Baer, J. (2002). Are creativity and content standards allies or enemies? Research in the Schools, 9(2), 35-42.

Baer, J. (1999). Creativity in a climate of standards. Focus on Education, 43, 16-21.

Baer, J. (1998). The case for domain specificity in creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 11, 173-177.

Baer, J. (1998). Gender differences in the effects of extrinsic motivation on creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 32, 18-37.

Baer, J. (1997). Gender differences in the effects of anticipated evaluation on creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 10, 25-31.

Baer, J. (1997). The hidden costs of rewards and evaluation: Who gets hurt, and what teachers can do. Focus on Education, 41, 24-27.

Baer, J. (1996). Does artistic creativity decline during elementary school years? Psychological Reports, 78, 927-930.

Baer, J. (1996). The effects of task-specific divergent-thinking training. Journal of Creative Behavior, 30, 183-187.

Baer, J. (1994). Divergent thinking is not a general trait: A multi-domain training experiment. Creativity Research Journal, 7, 35-46.

Baer, J. (1994). Generality of creativity across performance domains: A replication. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 79, 1217-1218.

Baer, J. (1994). Performance assessments of creativity: Do they have long-term stability? Roeper Review, 7(1), 7-11.

Baer, J. (1994). Why you shouldn't trust creativity tests. Educational Leadership, 51(4), 80-84.

Baer, J. (1994). Why you still shouldn't trust creativity tests. Educational Leadership, 52(1), 72.

Baer, J. (1991). Generality of creativity across performance domains. Creativity Research Journal, 4, 23-39.

Baer, J. (1988). Artificial intelligence: Making machines that think. Futurist, 22(1), 8-13.

Baer, J. (1988). Let's not handicap gifted thinkers. Educational Leadership, 45(7), 66-72.

Baer, J. M. (1988). Long-term effects of creativity training with middle-school students. Journal of Early Adolescence, 8, 183-193.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (2005). Student preferences for types of instructional feedback and discussion in hybrid courses: Aptitude-treatment interactions. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 16 (3), 1-14.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (1988). Statistical insignificance. Gifted Child Today, 11(2), 22-23.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J.C. (2008). Gender differences in creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 42,75-105.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J.C. (2005). Bridging Generality and Specificity: The Amusement Park Theoretical (APT) Model of Creativity. Roeper Review, 27, 158-163.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2004). Considering the DMGT: Something old, something new. High Ability Studies, 15. 149-150.

Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Gentile, C. A. (2004). Extension of the consensual assessment technique to nonparallel creative products. Creativity Research Journal, 16, 113-117.

Baer, J., & Russomano, A. T. (1996). An intensive field experience for preservice teachers. Education, 119, 432-436.

Baer, J., & Russomano, A. T. (1995). Making sophomore field experiences more meaningful. Issues in Education, 6, 11-19.

Baer, J., & Stenersen, S. (1985, August). If wishes were fishes. American School Board Journal, 28-29.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J.  (2012).  Beyond new and appropriate:  Who decides what is creative?  Journal of Creative Behavior, 24, pp. 83-91.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2009). Is one dimension enough? Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 453-454.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2006). Intelligent testing with Torrance. Creativity Research Journal, 18, 99-102.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2006). A tribute to E. Paul Torrance. Creativity Research Journal, 18, 1-2.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). Sure, I'm creative - but not in math!: Self-reported creativity in diverse domains. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 22 (2), 143-155.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). Creativity theory for gifted education: The Amusement Park Theoretical (APT) model. Sobredotação [Portuguese journal; English translation of journal title is Giftedness], 7-18.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). The Amusement Park Theoretical (APT) model of creativity. The Korean Journal of Thinking & Problem Solving, 14(2), 15-25.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2003). Do we really want to avoid Denny's?: The perils of defying the crowd. High Ability Studies, 14. 149-150.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2002). Could Steven Spielberg manage the Yankees?: Creative thinking in different domains. Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving, 12(2), 5-14.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2002). I bask in dreams of suicide: Mental illness, poetry, and women. Review of General Psychology, 6, 271-286.

Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., Agars, M. D., & Loomis, D. (2010). Creativity stereotypes and the Consensual Assessment Technique. Creativity Research Journal, 22,(2), 200-205.

Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Cole, J.C. (2009). Expertise, domains, and the Consensual Assessment Technique. Journal of Creative Behavior, 223-233.

Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., Cole, J.C., & Sexton, J. D. (2008). A Comparison of Expert and Nonexpert Raters Using the Consensual Assessment Technique. Creativity Research Journal, 20, 171-178.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J., & Gentile, C. A., (2004). Differences in gender and ethnicity as measured by ratings of three writing tasks. Journal of Creative Behavior (39), 56-69).

Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A., Baer, J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2010). Creativity polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin can teach your kindergartener. Learning and Individual Differences, 380-387.

Kaufman, J. C., Cole, J.C., & Baer, J. (2009). The construct of creativity: Structural model for self-reported creativity ratings. Journal of Creative Behavior, 43, 119-132.

Kaufman, J. C., Evans, K. L., & Baer, J. (2010). The American Idol Effect: Are students good judges of their creativity across domains? Empirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 3-17.

Kaufman, J. C., Gentile, C. A., & Baer, J. (2005). Do gifted student writers and creative writing experts rate creativity the same way? Gifted Child Quarterly, 49, 260-265.

Kaufman, J. C., Lee, J., Baer, J., & Lee, S. (2007). Captions, consistency, creativity, and the consensual assessment technique: New evidence of validity. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2, 96-106.

Stenersen, S., & Baer, J. (1985, September 1). Get rid of school boards. The Washington Post, p. C5.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Baer, J.  (2013). Aligning program goals, student selection, and program activities.  In Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.).  Creatively gifted students are not like other gifted students: Research, theory, and practice. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers.

Baer, J. (2013). Teaching for creativity: Domains and divergent thinking, intrinsic motivation and evaluation. In M. Gregerson, H.Snyder, & J. Kaufman (Eds.) Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity (pp.175-181).  New York: Springer.

Baer, J.  (2013). Thinking Critically About Creativity:  Why Domains Matter in Understanding, Assessing, and Promoting Creativity.  In Shaughnessy, M. (Ed.), Critical Thinking and Higher Order Thinking: A Current Perspective (pp. 117-126).  Hauppauge, New York: Nova Publishers.

Baer, J.  (2012). Domain specificity of creativity:  Implications for early childhood education.  In Saracho, O, & Spodek, B. (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on research in creativity in early childhood education, 43-60.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Baer, J.  (2012).  Gender differences in creativity.  In Runco, M. A.   (Ed.),  Creativity research handbook, Vol. 3 (pp. 215-250).  New York:  Hampton Press.

Baer, J.  (2011). Unintentional dogmatism when thinking big:  How grand theories and interdisciplinary thinking can sometimes limit our vision.  In D. Ambrose & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), How dogmatic beliefs harm creativity and higher-level thinking  (pp. 157-170). New York: Routledge.

Baer J. (2011) Domains of creativity. In: Runco MA, and Pritzker SR (eds.)  Encyclopedia of Creativity, Second Edition, vol. 1, pp. 404-408.  San Diego:  Academic Press.

Baer, J. (in press). Amusement Park Theory of Creativity (APT Model). In Reynolds , Vannest, & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, 4th ed. New York:Wiley.

Baer, J. ( in press) Consensual Assessment of Creativity (CAT). In Reynolds , Vannest, & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, 4th ed. New York:Wiley.

Baer, J. (in press). Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). In Reynolds , Vannest, & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, 4th ed. New York:Wiley.

Baer, J. (in press). Enrichment Triad Model. In Reynolds , Vannest, & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, 4th ed. New York:Wiley.

Baer, J. (2010). Is creativity domain specific? In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of creativity (pp. 321-341). Cambridge University Press.

Baer, J. (2008). Free will requires determinism. In Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Baumeister, R. F. (Eds.), Are we free? Psychology and free will (pp. 304-310). Oxford University Press.

Baer, J. (2007). Amusement Park Theory of Creativity (APT Model). In Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol 1, 3rd ed. (pp. 569-570). New York: Wiley.

Baer, J. (2007). Consensual Assessment of Creativity (CAT). In Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol 1, 3rd ed. (pp. 570-571). New York: Wiley.

Baer, J. (2007). Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). In Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol 1, 3rd ed. (pp. 566-567). New York: Wiley.

Baer, J. (2003). Evaluative thinking, creativity, and task specificity: Separating wheat from chaff is not the same as finding needles in haystacks. In M. A. Runco (Ed.), Critical creative processes (pp. 129-151). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Baer, J. (1999). Domains of creativity. In Runco, M. A., & Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (pp. 591-596). San Diego: Academic Press.

Baer, J. (1999). Gender differences in creativity. In Runco, M. A., & Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity (pp. 753-758). San Diego: Academic Press.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (1996). Are group rewards necessary for cooperative learning? In Selected papers from the Seventh National Conference on College Teaching and Learning (pp. 9-14). Jacksonville, FL: Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. (2006). Gender differences in creativity. In Selected papers from the Seventeenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (pp. 1-13). Jacksonville, FL: Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Baer, J., & Feldhausen, J. (2007). Enrichment. In Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol 2, 3rd ed. (pp. 838-839). New York: Wiley.

Baer, J., & Garrett, T. (2010). Teaching for creativity in an era of content standards and accountability. In Baghetto & Kaufman (Eds.), Finding creativity in the classroom: Between chaos and conformity (pp. 6-23). Baghetto & Kaufman, Eds. Cambridge University Press.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2006). Conclusions. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer, (Eds.) Reason and creativity in development (pp. 351-355). Cambridge University Press.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2006). Creativity research in English-speaking countries. In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), International handbook of creativity (pp. 10-38). Cambridge University Press.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2005). Whence creativity? Overlapping and dual aspect skills and traits. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity across domains: Faces of the muse (pp. 313-320). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Baumeister, R. F. (2008). Introduction: Psychology and free will. In Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Baumeister, R. F. (Eds.), Are we free? Psychology and free will (pp. 3-9). Oxford University Press.

Baer, J., & McKool, S. (2009). Assessing creativity using the consensual assessment. In Schreiner, C. Handbook of assessment technologies, methods, and applications in higher education Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Baer, J., & McKool, S. (2009). How rewards and evaluations can undermine creativity (and how to prevent this). In Kaufman & Kaufman (Eds.), The psychology of creative writing (pp. 277-289). Cambridge University Press.

Baer, J., & Scobee, J. (2007). Enrichment Triad Model. In Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol. 2, 3rd ed. (pp. 839-840). New York: Wiley.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (in press). How are thinking styles related to creativity across multiple domains? In L. Zhang & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Perspectives on the nature of intellectual styles New York: Springer.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2008). The role of domains in creative learning in the USA. In A. Craft, T. Cremin & P. Burnard (Eds.), Creative learning 3-11 and how we document it: What, how and why? (pp. 27-33). Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2005). The amusement park theory of creativity. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity across domains: Faces of the muse (pp. 321-328). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2006). Preface. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer, (Eds.) Reason and creativity in development (pp. 1-4). Cambridge University Press.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2005). How people think, work, and act creatively in diverse domains. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer (Eds.), Creativity across domains: Faces of the muse (pp. xiii-xvii). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). Hawking's haiku, Madonna's math: Why it's hard to be creative in every room of the house. In R. J. Sternberg, E. L. Grigorenko, & J. L. Singer (Eds.), Creativity: From potential to realization (pp. 3-19). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Kaufman, J. C., Baghetto, R. A., & Baer, J. (in press). Finding young Paul Robesons: The search for creative polymaths. In D. D. Preiss & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Innovations in educational psychology: Perspectives on learning, teaching, and human development. New York: Springer.

Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Skidmore, L. E.  (2013). Young and old, novice and expert:  How we evaluate creative art can reflect practice or talent.  In S. B. Kaufman (Ed.), The complexity of greatness: Beyond talent or practice (pp. 71-82).  Oxford University Press.

Kaufman, J. C., Plucker, J. A., Dow, G. T., Baer, J., Andrews, C. J., Mitchell, E. R., & Kaufman, A. B. (2006). Creativity and the special education student. In E. Fletcher-Janzen & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), Special education almanac (pp. 369-390). New York: Wiley.

Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2013).  Conclusions.  In Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.).  Creatively gifted students are not like other gifted students: Research, theory, and practice. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers.

Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Sriraman, B. (2013).  Introduction.  In Kim, K. H., Kaufman, J. C., Baer, J., & Sriraman, B. (Eds.).  Creatively gifted students are not like other gifted students: Research, theory, and practice. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers.
Paris, C.., Edwards, N., Sheffield, E., Mutinsky, M., Olexa, T., Reilly, S., & Baer, J. (2006). How early school experiences impact creativity: An ecological perspective. In J. C. Kaufman & J. Baer, (Eds.) Reason and creativity in development (pp. 333-350). Cambridge University Press.

PRESENTATIONS

Baer, J. (2011). Teaching for creativity: Domains and divergent thinking, intrinsic motivation and evaluation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, August 2011.

Baer, J. (2009). Are the Torrance Tests Still Relevant in the 21st Century?. Invited Address, presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA., August 2009.

Baer, J. (2008). Comments on Decision Making, Self-Control, and Ego Depletion. Werkmeister Conference on Free Will and Science, Tallahassee, FL, January 19, 2008.

Baer, J. (2007). Japanese Translation Issues (But First: Does the Language We Speak Limit the Ways We Can Think?) Invited Presentation for the Poetry Center, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ, December 6, 2007.

Baer, J. (2007). Creativity in Physics Versus Creativity in Poetry, Gender Differences in Creativity, Creativity and Mental Illness, and How to Nurture Creativity: A Few Things I’ve Learned About Creativity, Minus the Statistics. Rider University, November 2007, invited presentation (Iorio Research Prize Lecture).

Baer, J. (2007). Content Knowledge for K-8 Teachers: What In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers Say Is Necessary. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, FL, February 2007.

Baer, J. (2006). Anti-Intellectualism in Teacher Education? Florida Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, September 2006.

Baer, J. (2006). Creativity and Mental Illness. Invitational Panel Discussion Hosted by Yale's Mind Matters Consortium, New Haven, CT., April 19, 2006.

Baer, J. What Do Students Think About Lectures? Florida Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, November 2006.

Baer, J. (2005). Knowledge Acquisition and Creativity. Paper presented at the Florida Association for Media in Education, Orlando, FL, Oct. 29-31, 2005.

Baer, J. (2005). Creativity Myths and Misconceptions. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, March 28-April 1, 2005.

Baer, J. (2005). Gender and Creativity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC., August 18-21, 2005.

Baer, J. (2004). Higher-Achieving Students Prefer Lectures: Aptitude-Treatment Interactions in College Classrooms. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, March 29-April 2, 2004.

Baer, J. (2003). Myths and Misconceptions about Creativity. Keynote Speaker, Johns Hopkins Talent Search Awards Ceremony, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, May 31, 2003.

Baer, J. (2002). How Determinism Makes Free Will Possible. Paper presented at Rider University School for Continuing Studies Spring Lecture Series, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Baer, J. (2000). The Impact of the Core Knowledge Curriculum on Creativity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, FL.

Baer, J. (1999). Creative Teachers, Creative Students, or the Nature of Creativity and How to Get More of It. Invited presentation, Fordham University Creativity Lecture Series, New York, NY.

Baer, J. (1998). Teaching for Creativity. Invited presentation at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Baer, J. (1996). The Effects of Task-Specific Divergent Thinking Training. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Baer, J. (1995). Gender Differences in the Way Extrinsic Motivation Influences Creativity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Baer, J. (1992). Divergent Thinking is Not a General Trait: A Multi-Domain Training Experiment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. (Awarded Berlyne Prize)

Baer, J. (1990). Generality of Creativity Across Performance Domains. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. (2006). Gender Differences in Creativity. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, April 10-14, 2006.

Baer, J., and Baer, S. K. (2005). Creativity: Myths and Misconceptions. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, March 29-April 2, 2005.

Baer, J., and Baer, S. K. (2005). Gender Identity Differences in the Effects of Extrinsic Motivation on Creativity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Miami, Florida, February 16-18, 2005.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (2003). Research on Techniques for Structuring Cooperative Learning Groups. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, April 1-5, 2003.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (2002). Ability Grouping, Cooperative Learning, and Achievement in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Sarasota, FL, February, 2002.

Baer, J., and Baer, S. K. (2002). Chaos and Order in Theories of Creativity. Paper presented at the International Conference on Chaos & Order in Literature and the Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA, November 9, 2002.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (2000). Ability Grouping in Cooperative Learning: Effects on Achievement in an Educational Psychology Course. Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research and the National Academy of Educational Research, Ponte Verde Beach, FL.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (1998). An Empirical Comparison of Distance and In-Class Learning Outcomes. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (1997). Group Structure in Cooperative Learning. Paper presented at the Eighth National Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Baer, J., & Baer, S. K. (1996). Are Group Rewards Necessary for Cooperative Learning? Paper presented at the Seventh National Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Baer, J., Hanahan, J., & Shaffer, J. (2006, April 27). Mental Illness and Creativity: Are The Two Linked? Recorded live for Public Broadcasting System‚ Soundcheck by WYNC Radio. Available for download at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/2006/04/27.

Baer, J., & Kaufman, J. C. (2004). Reason and Creativity in Cognitive Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA, July 28-31, 2004.

Baer, J., Kaufman, J. C., & Oral, G. (2003). Factor Structure of Creativity in America and Turkey. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2003.

Baer, S. K., & Baer, J. (2007). Development of an On-line Children's Literature Course for Parents and Teachers. Poster presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy, Orlando, FL, March 4 - 6, 2007.

Baer, S. K., & Baer, J. (2004). Varieties of Hybrid Courses. Paper presented at the Tenth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning, Orlando, FL, November 13, 2004.

Baer, S. K., & Baer, J. (2003). How Do Online Students Perceive Their Course Community? Paper presented at the Ninth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning, Orlando, FL, November 16, 2003.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2008). Rater Expertise and the Consensual Assessment Technique. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA., August 16, 2008.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). Amusement Park Theory of Creativity: An Overlapping Skills Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA, July 28-31, 2004.

Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2004). Examining Creativity Self-Assessments Across Different Domains by Gender and Ethnicity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association meeting, San Diego, CA, April 15, 2004.

Kaufman, J. C., Niu, W., Oral, G., Sexton, J., & Baer, J. (2003). Differences in Eminent Chinese and Turkish Creative Writers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 7-10, 2003.

Nogueira, S. N., Kaufman, J. C., & Baer, J. (2005). Creativity Enrichment Programs. Paper presented at the Fifth Congress of the A.N.E.I.S. (Associação Nacional Para o Estudo E Intervenção na Sobredotação), Albufeira, Portugal, February 10-12, 2005.

 

updated Sept 2013

 

 

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