Roni Reiter-Palmon

Dept. of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Director, IO Psychology graduate program
Director of Innovation, Center for Collaboration Science

Editor, Palgrave studies in Creativity and Innovation in Organizations

Associate Editor, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

Associate Editor: Frontiers Organizational Psychology

Research Overview

My research focuses on the cognitive processes of creativity, specifically those that occur early in the process (problem identification and construction) and late in the process (idea evaluation and idea choice). I study these processes at the individual level, focusing on the factors that facilitate effective application of these processes. Additionally, I study these processes at the team level. At the team level my research focuses on how individual level processes get aggregated to a team level process, and how social processes in teams (such as communication or psychological safety) influence the effectiveness of the processes and resulting creativity.

Selected Publications


Feist, G., Reiter-Palmon, R. & Kaufman J. (Eds.), (2017). Handbook of Personality and Creativity. Cambridge Press.

Reiter-Palmon, R. (Ed.), (2017). Team Creativity and Innovation. Oxford Press.

Reiter-Palmon, R., Kennel, V., & J. Kaufman, J. (Eds.), (2018). Individual Creativity in the Workplace. Academic Press.


Reiter-Palmon, R., Forthmann, B., & Barbot, B. (2019). Scoring divergent thinking tests: A review and systematic framework. The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13, 144-152.

Reiter-Palmon, R. & Murugavel*, V. (2018). The effect of problem construction on team process and creativity. Frontiers Psychology: Performance Science, 9, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02098 (open access)

Arreola*, N., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2016). The effect of problem construction creativity on solution creativity across multiple real-world problems. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10, 287-295.

Reiter-Palmon, R. & Arreola*, N. J. (2015). Does generating multiple ideas lead to increased creativity? A comparison of generating one idea vs. many. Creativity Research Journal, 27, 1040-1049.

Harris*, D. J., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2015). Fast and furious: The influence of implicit aggression, premeditation, and provoking situations on malevolent creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9, 54-64.

Carmeli, A., Sheaffer, Z., Binyamin, G., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Sihmoni, T. (2014). Transformational leadership and creative problem solving: The mediating role of psychological safety and reflexivity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 48, 115-135.

Reiter-Palmon, R., Robinson*, E., Kaufman, J., & Santo, J. (2012). Evaluation of self- perceptions of creativity: Is it a useful criterion. Creativity research Journal, 24, 107-114.