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Roni Reiter-Palmon

Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon is the Isaacson Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology and the Director of the I/O Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She is also serves as the Director of Innovation for the Center for Collaboration Science, an inter-disciplinary program at UNO. She received her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation in the workplace, cognitive processes and individual difference variables that influence creative performance of individuals and teams, and leading creative individuals, team decision making, and organizational adoption of innovative processes. Her research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, Human Resources Management Review, and Leadership Quarterly. Her applied experiences include consulting to and grants totaling over 6 million dollars from Fortune 500 companies as well as the government and military. She is the Editor of The Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics and the Arts, an associate editor for Journal of Creative Behavior, and the associate editor for the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Business and Psychology, and International Journal of Problem Solving and Creativity.

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Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon

Department of Psychology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0274

(402) 554-4810



  • Editor - The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

  • Associate Editor - Journal of Creative Behavior

  • Associate Editor - European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

  • Fellow - American Psychological Association



* indicates student co-author

Harris*, D., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Ligon, G. (in press). Construction or demolition: Does problem construction influence the ethicality of creativity?In J. Kaufman and S. Moran (Eds.), The Ethics of Creativity

Kaufman, J. C., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Royston*, R. (in press). What we want impacts how we create: Creativity, motivation, and goals. In R. Wegerif, L. Li, & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), The Routledge international handbook of research on teaching thinking. London: Routledge.

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

Reiter-Palmon, R., & Tinio, P. (2014). Pipeline revisions: A call for change. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 8, 13-15.

Reiter-Palmon, R., Beghetto, R., & Kaufman, J. C. (2014). Looking at creativity through the Business-Psychology-Education (BPE) lens: The challenge and benefits of listening to each other.  In E. Shiu (Ed.), Creativity Research: An Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research Handbook. Routledge.

Kaufman, J., Baer, J., Cropely, D., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Sinnett*, S. (2013). Furious activity vs. understanding: How much expertise is needed to evaluate creative work? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 7, 332-341.

Harris*, D. J., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Kaufman, J. C. (2013). The effect of emotional intelligence and task type on malevolent creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 7, 237-244.

Morral-Robinson*, E., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2013). The interactive effects of self-perceptions and job requirements on creative problem solving. Journal of Creative Behavior, 47, 200-214.

Reiter-Palmon, R., de Vreede*, T., & de Vreede, G. J. (2013). Leading creative interdisciplinary teams: Challenges and solutions. In S. Hemlin, C. M. Allwood, B. Martin, and M. D. Mumford (Eds.), Creativity and Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation (pp. 240-267). New York: Routledge.

Jones, K. J., Skinner, A. M., High, R., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2013). A theory-driven, longitudinal evaluation of the impact of team training on safety culture in 24 hospitals. BMJ Quality and Safety, 22, 394-404. Selected as editor’s choice for this issue

Murphy, M., Runco, M. A., Acar, S., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2013). Reanalysis of genetic data and rethinking dopamine’s relationship with creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 25, 147-148.

Carmeli, A., Gelbard, R., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2013). Leadership, creative problem solving capacity, and creative performance: The importance of knowledge sharing. Human Resource Management, 52, 95-122.

Ashley*, G., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2012). Self-awareness and the evolution of leaders: The need for a better measure of self-awareness. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 14, 2-17.

Sandall, D.L., Henderson, J., Brown, M., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Homan, S. R. (2012). A comprehensive, interactive, web-based approach to work analysis: The SkillsNET methodology. Handbook of Work Analysis: Methods, Systems, Applications and Science of Work Measurement in Organizations (pp. 527-550). NY: Routledge.

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.

Wigert*, B., Reiter-Palmon, R., Kaufman, J. C., & Silvia, P. J. (2012). Perfectionism: The good, the bad, and the creative. Journal of Research on Personality, 46, 775-779.

Silvia, P. J., Wigert*, B., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Kaufman, J. C. (2012). Assessing creativity with self-report scales: A review and empirical evaluation. The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 6, 19-34.

Vreede*, T. de, Boughzala, I., Vreede, G.J. de, & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2012). A model and exploratory field study on team creativity. Proceedings of the 45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Science. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Vreede*, T. de, Vreede, G.J. de, Ashley, G., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2012). Exploring the effects of personality on collaboration technology transition. Proceedings of the 45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Science. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press.

Runco, M. A., Noble E. P., Reiter-Palmon, R., Acar, S., Ritchie, T., & Yukovich*, J. M. (2011). The genetic basis of creativity and ideational fluency. Creativity research Journal, 23, 376-380.

Winterstein, B. P., Silvia, P. J., Kwapil, T. R., Kaufman, J., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Wigert*, B. (2011). Brief assessment of Schizotypy: Developing short forms of the Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 920-924.

Reiter-Palmon, R., Wigert*, B., & de Vreede*, T. (2011). Team creativity and innovation: The effect of team composition, social processes and cognition. Handbook of Organizational Creativity (pp. 295-326). Academic Press

Silvia, P. J., Kaufman, J. C., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Wigert*, B. (2011). Cantankerous creativity: Honesty-Humility, Agreeableness, and the HEXACO structure of creative achievement. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 687-689

Reiter-Palmon, R. (2011). Problem finding. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity 2nd Edition, Vol. 2 pp. 250-253. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Herman*, A., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (2011). The effect of regulatory focus on idea generation and idea evaluation. The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5, 13-21.