Additional Biographical Information


Simonton, D. K. (1990). History, chemistry, psychology, and genius: An intellectual autobiography of historiometry. In M. Runco & R. Albert (Eds.), Theories of creativity (pp. 92-115). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. (Paperback edition published in 2003.)

Simonton, D. K. (2002). It’s absolutely impossible? A longitudinal study of one psychologist’s response to conventional naysayers. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Psychologists defying the crowd: Stories of those who battled the establishment and won (pp. 238-254).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (pdf copy available here)

Simonton, D. K. (2006). Nothing more than a university professor engaged in teaching, research, and service: Nor less. In J. G. Irons, B. C. Beins, C. Burke, B. Buskist, V. Hevern, & J. E. Williams (Eds.), The teaching of psychology in autobiography: Perspectives from psychology’s exemplary teachers (Vol. 2, pp. 85-91). Washington, DC: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association. (The pdf versions can be found here.)

Simonton, D. K. (2021). Human potential at the achievement pinnacle: A lifelong preoccupation with history-making genius. In D. Y. Dai & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), Scientific inquiry into human potential: Historical and contemporary perspectives across disciplines (pp. 113-125). London: Routledge.


Simonton, D. K. (2002). Las personas que hacen historia. In R. Ardila (Ed.), La psicholgía en el futuro: Los más destacados psicólogos del mundo reflexionan sobre el futuro de su disciplina (pp. 271-275). Madrid: Ediciones Pirámide.

Simonton, D. K., Moore, T. L., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2008). A reflective conversation with Dean Keith Simonton. North American Journal of Psychology, 10, 595-602. (pdf copy available here)

Henshon, S. E. (2011). The creative path: An interview with Dean Keith Simonton. Roeper Review, 33, 1–4.

Damian, R. I. (2014, December). An interview with 2014 Murray Award winner Dean Keith Simonton. P: The Online Newsletter for Personality Science (Issue 9).

Simonton, D. K., & Lebuda, I. (2019). A golden age for creativity research: Interview with Dean Keith Simonton. Creativity: Theories-Research-Applications6, 140-146. (pdf copy available here)

Yamin, T. S. (2021). Dean Keith Simonton. International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 9, 179-189. (pdf copy available here)

From chemistry to genius: Psychologist who studies greatness to receive lifetime achievement award. UC Davis College of Letters and Science.


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Damian, R. I. (2020). Biography of Dean Keith Simonton. In B. J. Carducci & C. S. Nave (Eds.), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (Vol. 3, pp. 511-515). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.

Daniel, R. (2021). Dean Keith Simonton: A truly remarkable contribution to creativity studies that will be one for the ages. In F. K Reisman (Ed.), Celebrating giants and trailbrazers: A-Z of who’s who in creativity research and related fields (pp. 630-650). London: KIE Publications. (pdf copy available here)

Who’s Who in the World (21st-32th eds.), 2004-2015; (neither initiated nor maintained)
Who’s Who in America (57th-70th eds.), 2003-2016;
Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders of America (1st, 2nd eds.), 1987, 1988;
Who’s Who in the West (20th, 42nd eds.), 1985, 2015;
Who’s Who in Education (7th, 8th eds.), 2006-2008;
Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care (1st, 5th eds.), 1997-1998, 2004-2005;
Contemporary Authors (vol. 119), 1987; (vol. 43), 1994.


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