Steven M. Smith

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Memory, Metacognition, & Creative Cognition Lab

Department of Psychology

Texas A&M University

Research Interests

Retrieval Blocking & Recovery, Context-Dependent Memory, Reminiscence & Hypermnesia, Eyewitness Memory, Created Memories

Creative Cognition

Fixation & Mental Blocks,
Incubation, Insight, Creative Idea Generation



Tip-Of-the-Tongue (TOT) States, Feeling-Of-Knowing (FOK) Reports, Feelings of Imminence


Finke, R.A., Ward, T.B., & Smith, S.M. (1992). Creative Cognition: Theory, Research & Applications Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Smith, S.M., Ward, T.B., & Finke, R.A. (1995). The Creative Cognition Approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ward, T.B., Finke, R.A., and Smith, S.M. (1995). Creativity and the Mind: Discovering the Genius Within. New York: Plenum Press.

Ward, T.B., Smith, S.M. & Vaid, J. (1997). Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes. American Psychological Association Books.

. New York: W.H. Freeman, Inc.

For a list of publications click here Steve Smith's Publications.

For a list of colloquium talks and invited addresses, click here Colloquia & Invited Addresses

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