Richard W. Hass

Richard W. Hass
Assistant Professor

Rick received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Temple University in December 2008 and his dissertation focused on cognitive analysis of creative thinking in a sample of well-known American popular songwriters. He has published in a number of scholarly journals, is an editorial board member of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and serves as webmaster for APA Division 10: The Society for Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. His current research interests include improving measurement systems for assessing creative thinking across the life span, examining the interplay of cognitive and motivational variables in predicting real-world creative achievement, and the efficacy of arts-based interventions for improving educational outcomes. He has also received two Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award nominations for his Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences teaching excellence. He also enjoys teaching research methods, cognitive psychology, and history of psychological science.


  1. Hass, R. W., Katz-Buonincontro, J., & Reiter-Palmon, R. (in press). Disentangling creative mindsets from self-efficacy and creative identity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

  2. Angelone, B. L., Hass, R. W., & Cohen, M. (2016). Skill transfer in visual artists. Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity & The Arts. Online First: February 29, 2016.

  3. Hass, R. W. & Weisberg, R. W. (2015). The 10-year rule revisited: Convergent validity of creative quality measures of musical creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9, 471-479.