Creativity Research Group (CRG)
Name of Lab Director: Viktoria Tidikis, PhD
The CRG seeks to advance scholarly foundation and research opportunities throughout the area of creative thinking. Students and faculty sharing a common interest in the cognitive, social and affective processes integral to creativity collaborate and support one another’s research activities with the goal of maximizing research productivity while nurturing individual and collective understanding both locally and abroad.
Note: Asterisks denote NAU student coauthors.
Selected peer-reviewed publications & scholarly chapters Accordion Closed
Tidikis, V., Donohue, D., Petkeviciute-Barysiene, D., & Rakickiene. L. (in press). The Relationship between Creativity and Global/National Identity: Comparative Study of Lithuanian and American Students’ Samples. Psichologija.
Tidikis, V. (2019). Breadth of attention. In M. A. Runco, & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd Edition, Elsevier.
Tidikis, V., & Ash, I. K. (2018). Greater Stroop effect predicts better performance on creative insight problems, but not on divergent thinking tasks. The International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 28(2), 27-37.
Tidikis, V., Ash, I. K., Futterman Collier, A. F. (2017). The effects of interaction of emotional valence and arousal on attentional breadth and creative task performance. Creativity Research Journal, 29(3), 1-18.
Tidikis, V.. & Dunbar, N. (2017). Openness to experience and creativity: When does global citizenship matter? International Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12463
Tidikis, V. (2015). The effects of leadership and gender on dyad creativity. Psichologija, 52, 7-21. doi:10.15388/Psichol.2015.52.9329
Tidikis, V., & Ash, I. K. (2013). Working in pairs and alone: Examining process variables in solving insight problems. Creativity Research Journal, 25(2), 189-198.
Selected scholarly presentations Accordion Closed
Tidikis, V., & Dunbar, N. (2018, August). The Effects of Global/National Identification on Creativity and the Perception of Creativity’s 4Cs/4Ps: A Cross-Cultural Examination in the United States and Lithuania. Panel presentation at the Creativity Conference, Ashland, OR.
Collier, A. D., Tidikis, V., & Ornelas, D.* (2017, April). Higher Levels of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Can Inhibit One’s Ability to Focus and Shift Attention. 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.
Cluff, H.*, & Tidikis, V. (2016, December). Testing the Limits of Unconscious Processing. Poster presentation at the annual Undergraduate Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ: NAU.
Tan, C. P.*, & Tidikis, V. (2016). The Relationship between Unconscious Processing, Working Memory, and Insight Problem Solving Success. The Annual Undergraduate Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ: NAU.
Tidikis, V., Ash, I. K., Futterman Collier, A. F. (2016, April) Emotions and Creativity: The Role of Attentional Breadth and Task Requirements. Symposium presentation at 2016 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
Futterman Collier, A. F., Tidikis, V., & Wayment, H. (2016, April) When We Experience Flow: Complex Negative Emotions and Creativity. Symposium presentation at 2016 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
Dunbar, N., Tidikis, V., & Donohue, D. (2016, April) Perceptions of Creativity: Development of a Scale to Measure the Role of Person, Process, Product and Press. Symposium presentation at 2016 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
Romero, A.*, & Tidikis, V. (April, 2015). Creativity and Religiousness. The 8th annual Undergraduate Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ: NAU.
Zarr, S.*, & Tidikis, V. (April, 2015). The Relationship between Self-Report and Behavioral Measures of Creativity. The 8th annual Undergraduate Symposium. Flagstaff, AZ: NAU.
Gusakova, S.*, Williamson, M.*, & Tidikis, V. (August, 2015). Association of Self-Compassion with Self-Concept of Creativity. Symposium presentation at 2015 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association: Toronto, Canada.
Tidikis, V., Gusakova, S. *, & Williamson, M. * (March, 2015). Self-Compassion, Mood, and Creativity. Poster presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS): Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tidikis, V. (May, 2014). Leader Influence on Group Creativity. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science: San Francisco, CA.
Gusakova. A. *, Williamson, M. *, & Tidikis, V. (July, 2014). Association of Self-Compassion with Self-Concept of Creativity. Poster presentation at the 5th Annual NSF/NAU Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Conference on the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion, Flagstaff, AZ.
Youngberg, E. *, & Tidikis, V. (April, 2014). The Effect of Mood on Self-Efficacy. Poster presentation at the Northern Arizona University’s 8th annual Undergraduate Symposium, Flagstaff, AZ.
Recent thesis projects successfully defended Accordion Closed
Anthony Stenson: The Deliberation Without Attention Effect on Problem Solving
Defended May, 2017
Lab group descriptive information Accordion Closed
The CRG currently consists of 3 graduate and 4 undergraduate students whose research activities are woven together by a common thread: an interest in cognitive, social, and affective processes that foster creative thinking. Our group is currently incorporating biometric measurement into our research to gain better insight and understanding of the processes responsible for creativity (eye tracking, facial expression analysis, ECG, GSR, and fMRI). The CRG actively seeks advance global initiatives thorough its continual collaboration with researchers abroad, in such places as China, Lithuania, and New Zealand.
Dr. Tidikis will not be accepting incoming (AY19–20) graduate students.