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  Zorana Ivcevic

Post-doctoral Fellow

Tufts University
Psychology Department
490 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155

About me

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 University.

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.

Representative publications:

  • Ivcevic, Z. (in press). Artistic and everyday creativity: An act-frequency approach. Journal of Creative Behavior.
  • 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, 26, 65-86.