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Magdalena Grazyna Grohman
Associate Director-Arts And Humanities, Associate Director-Values, Center for
Office MailstopMail Box: JO31, Jonsson, Room No.: JO4118 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4940    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 PhDCognitive PsychologyJagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland2004
 MAPsychologyJagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland1998
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cogntive Processes, Creativity & Problem Solving

Problem-based Learning in Psychology

  • Creative self-efficacy and engagement in creative project
  • Creative project perceptions
  • Intrinsic motivation and enagagement in creative project

Information Foraging and Creative Problem Solving

  • Patterns of information foraging in problem solving
  • Patterns of information foraging in relation to task difficulty

Attentional Processes and Creative Process

  • Attention span and creative process
  • Attentional flexibility in creative process
  • Task characteristics, attention and creative process
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  YearPublication  Type
Grohman, M. G., & Szmidt, K. J. (2012, in press). Teaching for creativity: How to shape creative attitudes in teachers and students. In: M. B. Gregorson, H. T. Snyder & J. C. Kaufman (Eds), Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity. New York, NY: Springer Science+Media.
Category: Teaching for creativity
Book chapters
Grohman, M. G., Wodniecka, Z., & Kłusak, M. (2006). Divergent thinking and evaluation skills: Do the always go together? Journal of Creative Behavior, 40 (2), 125-145
Category: Journal of Creative Behavior
Peer reviewed
Nęcka, E., Grohman, M., & Słabosz, A. (2006). Creativity studies in Poland. In: J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), International Handbook of Creativity (pp. 270-306). Cambridge Press.
Category: Creativity studies
Book chapters
Piotrowski, K. T., Grohman, M. (2005). Zamot czyli skomplikowana sprawa. Analiza procesów syntezy pojęciowej w zadaniach odlingwistycznych [Head tangle or a very complex matter. Analysis of conceptual synthesis in linguistic tasks]. In: K. J. Szmidt, M. Modrzejewska–Świgulska (Eds.), Psychopedagogika działań twórczych [Psychopedagogy of creative activity]. Kraków: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Impuls".
Category: Teaching for creativity
Book chapters
Groborz, M. G., & Nęcka, E. (2003). Creativity and cognitive control: explorations of generation and evaluation skills. Creativity Research Journal, 15, 183-198.
Category: Creativity Research Journal
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
11/16/2006 11/19/2006 Conference Poster

Grohman, M., Dannemiller, J. L., Ward, T. (2006). Switching between two sources of information in a problem-solving situation. Poster presented at 47th Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society. Houston, Canada, November 16 – 19 2006

11/10/2005 11/13/2005 Conference Poster

Grohman, M., Piotrowski, K. T., & Ward, T. B. (2005). Concepts and novel idea generation. Poster presented at 46th Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society. Toronto, Canada, November 10 – 13 2005.

07/07/2010 07/07/2010 Invited Talk

Grohman, M. (2010). Creativity and selective attention.  BrainHealth Faculty Meeting, Dallas, July 7th2010

02/06/2006 02/06/2006 Invited Talk

Grohman, M. (2006). In search of optimal switching: Another perspective on task switching processes and paradigm. Cognoscenti Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, February 6th 2006.

  Conference Paper

Grohman, M., & Szmidt, K. J. (2011). What works and what doesn’t in teaching for creativity. Paper to presented at 119thAPA Convention. Washington, DC August 4 – 7 2011.

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Center for Values in Medicine, Science & Technology
Dean Dennis M. Kratz, Dr. Matthew J. Brown
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-presentAssociate DirectorSchool of Arts & HumanitiesCenter for Values in Medicine, Science and TechnologyUT Dallas
2009-presentLecturer ISchool of Behavior and Brain Studies UT Dallas
2008-2009Associate Research Scientist  Organizational Wellenss & Learning Systems
2005-2007Postdoctoral Research FellowDepartment of Psychology Rice University
2001-2002Visiting ResearcherDepartment of Psychology Texas A&M
1998-2003Teaching Assistant and Junior ResearcherInstitute of Psychology Jagiellonian University
 Synergistic Activities
Professional Organizations
  • APA, Division 10: Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and The Arts
  • The Cognitive Science Society
  • Women in Cognitive Science Society

Professional Activities and Consultancies
  • Ad hoc Journal Reviewing: Journal of Creative Behavior
  • Consultancy in creative thinking programs for Dallas Museum of Art

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 Additional Information

Magdalena Grohman is Associate Director of Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at UT Dallas, where she manages the Center's day-to-day operations, strategic and financial planning, development, outreach program planning and coordination. She is also a lecturer at the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, where she teaches a class on Psychology of Creativity. Her research and educational interests focus on cognitive aspects of creative thinking and creative problem solving, as well as on pedagogy of creativity.

Her mission is to propagate creative thinking as a part of a life-span education for children, youth, parents and teachers. She has fifteen years of experience leading workshops on creative-thinking techniques and creative problem solving, both in commercial and educational settings; since 2010, she has been leading Summer Seminar for Teachers and a Think Creatively! workshops at Dallas Museum of Art. Grohman has published several chapters and articles on creativity, both in Polish and English. She received her MA and PhD in psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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