His primary scientific interests are in Cognitive psychology, Social psychology, Cognition, Creativity and Divergent thinking. His studies in Cognitive psychology integrate themes in fields like Comprehension, Cognitive appraisal, Openness to experience, Posterior cingulate and Literal and figurative language. His Social psychology research integrates issues from Preference and Psychometrics.
His research in Cognition intersects with topics in Developmental psychology, Psychology of art and Perception. His studies deal with areas such as Scale, Latent variable, Human intelligence and Fluency as well as Creativity. The study incorporates disciplines such as Creativity technique, Convergent thinking, Functional magnetic resonance imaging and Cognitive science in addition to Divergent thinking.
His main research concerns Social psychology, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Creativity and Cognition. Personality, Self-awareness, Feeling, Affect and Curiosity are the subjects of his Social psychology studies. His Cognitive psychology study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Latent variable, Item response theory, Task and Fluency.
His Developmental psychology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Experience sampling method, Schizotypy and Coping. His Schizotypy research includes elements of Construct validity, Clinical psychology and Anhedonia. His research in Creativity focuses on subjects like The arts, which are connected to Aesthetics.
Paul J. Silvia focuses on Cognitive psychology, Creativity, Personality, Clinical psychology and Cognition. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Mental control, Control, Item response theory and Musical. His Creativity research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Aesthetics, Functional connectivity and Younger adults.
His Personality study is related to the wider topic of Social psychology. His Personal identity, Self-assessment and Self-efficacy study in the realm of Social psychology interacts with subjects such as Right-wing authoritarianism. His work in the fields of Cognition, such as Mind-wandering, Episodic memory and Semantic memory, overlaps with other areas such as Fixation.
His primary areas of investigation include Cognitive psychology, Personality, Creativity, Divergent thinking and Cognition. Paul J. Silvia focuses mostly in the field of Cognitive psychology, narrowing it down to topics relating to Schizotypy and, in certain cases, Confirmatory factor analysis and Dimension. Paul J. Silvia has researched Personality in several fields, including Feeling, Worry and Openness to experience.
The concepts of his Divergent thinking study are interwoven with issues in Fluid and crystallized intelligence, Salience, Connectome, Developmental psychology and Structural equation modeling. His Cognition study combines topics in areas such as Latent variable model and Exploratory factor analysis. His Curiosity study is concerned with Social psychology in general.
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Exploring the Psychology of Interest
Paul J. Silvia.
For whom the mind wanders, and when: an experience-sampling study of working memory and executive control in daily life.
Michael J. Kane;Leslie H. Brown;Jennifer C. McVay;Paul J. Silvia.
Psychological Science (2007)
Interest—The Curious Emotion
Paul J. Silvia.
Current Directions in Psychological Science (2008)
Assessing Creativity With Divergent Thinking Tasks: Exploring the Reliability and Validity of New Subjective Scoring Methods
Paul J. Silvia;Beate P. Winterstein;John T. Willse;Christopher M. Barona.
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts (2008)
What is interesting? Exploring the appraisal structure of interest.
Paul J. Silvia.
Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics
Roger E. Beaty;Mathias Benedek;Paul J. Silvia;Daniel L. Schacter.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2016)
The Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II: Development, factor structure, and psychometrics.
Todd B. Kashdan;Matthew W. Gallagher;Paul J. Silvia;Beate P. Winterstein.
Journal of Research in Personality (2009)
Objective Self-Awareness Theory: Recent Progress and Enduring Problems
Paul J. Silvia;T. Shelley Duval.
Personality and Social Psychology Review (2001)
The Dimensional Structure of the Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales: Factor Identification and Construct Validity
Thomas Richard Kwapil;Neus Barrantes-Vidal;Paul J. Silvia.
Schizophrenia Bulletin (2007)
Emotional responses to art: From collation and arousal to cognition and emotion.
Paul J. Silvia.
Review of General Psychology (2005)
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