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Zorana Ivcevic Pringle

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Senior Research Scientist



Senior Research Scientist


Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence where she currently serves as the Director of the Creativity and Emotions Lab. Zorana studies the role of emotion and emotional intelligence in creativity and well-being, as well as how to use the arts (and art-related institutions) to promote emotion and creativity skills. She has previously served as Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts and International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, and is currently Associate Editor at Creativity Research Journal. She has edited the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity and Emotions and is co-editor of Crisis, Creativity, and Innovation. Zorana collaborated with colleagues from Denmark, Spain, China, France, Germany, Poland, and Croatia and published her research in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, Journal of Creative Behavior and others. Her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, ArtNet, US News, Education Week, Science Daily, El Pais, and others, and she is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Creativity Post. Zorana received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation, the Berlyne Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement from the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, and has been elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Attitude; Education; Emotions; Human Development; Motivation; Personality; Psychological Phenomena; Psychological Theory; Psychology, Applied; Psychology, Social; Resilience, Psychological; Social Sciences

Research at a Glance

Publications Timeline

A big-picture view of Zorana Ivcevic Pringle's research output by year.



  • Hoffmann, J. D., & Ivcevic, Z. (2022). Creativity, emotions, and the arts courses: An art center at the center. In Z. Ivcevic & Fundacion Botin (Eds.), Creativity, Emotion, and the Arts. Fundacion Botin.
  • Ivcevic, Z. (2022). Emotions ignite and fuel creativity. In Z. Ivcevic & Fundacion Botin (Eds.), Creativity, Emotion, and the Arts. Fundacion Botin.


  • Ivcevic, Z., & Eggers, C. (2021). Emotion regulation ability: Test performance and observer reports in predicting relationship, achievement, and well-being outcomes in adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Special Issue Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Development and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents. 18, 3204. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18063204.
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Ivcevic, Z., Stern, R., & Faas, A. (2021). Research: What do people do to perform at a high level. Harvard Business Review.
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Hoffmann, J. D., Ivcevic, Z., & Feist, G. (2021). Personality, emotions, and creativity. In J. C. Kaufman & R. S. Sternberg (Eds.). The Student Handbook of Creativity (pp. 152-175). New York: Cambridge University Press.


  • Moeller, J., Brackett, M. A., Ivcevic, Z., & White, A. E. (2020). High school students’ feelings: Discoveries from a large national survey and an experience sampling study. Learning and Instruction. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.31219/
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Hoffmann, J. D., Ivcevic, Z., & Maliakkal, N. (2020). Enhancing creativity skills of children enrolled in an emotion rich art-based course. Empirical Studies in the Arts. doi: 10.1177/0276237420907864
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Ivcevic, Z., Moeller, J., Menges, J., & Brackett, M. A. (2020). Supervisor emotionally intelligent behavior and employee creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi:10.1002/jocb.436
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Cotter, K. N., Ivcevic, Z., & Moeller, J. (2020). Intra-individual profiles of originality and fluency in divergent thinking responses. Journal of Research in Personality. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103941
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research
  • Ivcevic, Z., Grossman, E., & Ranjan, A. (2020). Patterns of psychological vulnerabilities and resources in artists. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/aca0000309
    Peer-Reviewed Original Research

Academic Achievements and Community Involvement

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    Associate Editor

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    Creativity and well-being: Emotions are the glue

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    Building creativity: From ideas to actions

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    Educating for creativity: From thinking skills to self-regulation

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