490 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
I received my B.A. in psychology from the University of Zagreb
(Croatia) and a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral associate at the IPC lab at Tufts
I am interested in how people view their successes and failures. To
address this question, I have investigated autobiographical memories
of times when people felt especially good or especially bad about
themselves from childhood to middle age and across cultures. Also, I
am interested in consequences of people’s definitions of success and
failure. For example, I examined how types of success and failure
situations relate to social and academic functioning in early
adolescents. My current research investigates how men and women make
decisions about their successes and failures in gender stereotyped
areas. Other interests include emotion expression and regulation,
and development of creative achievement.
Ivcevic, Z. (in press). Artistic and everyday
creativity: An act-frequency approach. Journal of Creative
Ivcevic, Z., & Mayer, J. D. (in press). Mapping
dimensions of creativity. Creativity Research Journal.
Pillemer, D. B., Ivcevic, Z., Gooze, R. A., &
Collins, K. A. (2007). Self-esteem memories: Feeling good about
achievement success, feeling bad about relationship distress.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1292-1305.
- Collins, K. A., Pillemer, D. B., Ivcevic, Z., &
Gooze, R. A. (2007). Memories of the adolescent self: Positive
and negative episodes are remembered differently. Memory and
Cognition, 35, 651-659.
- Ivcevic, Z., Brackett, M. A., & Mayer, J. D.
(2007). Emotional intelligence and emotional creativity. Journal
of Personality, 75, 199-235.
Ivcevic, Z., & Mayer, J. D. (2006). Creative
types and personality. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality,