Steven Pritzker received his Ph.D.in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California.
His research has dealt with creativity and film, collaborative creativity in writing and business; creativity and spirituality; audience flow; the effect of alcohol on creativity; comedians and longevity and the creative process ; in high achieving writers.
His background in the business world includes experience in marketing, advertising, training, consulting and marketing research. He worked in television writing and producing network television shows. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity (2nd edition was published June, 2011) and was Humor Editor for Psychology Today magazine. Dr. Pritzker is President of Division 10 of The American Psychological Association (Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics and The Arts).
Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses
- November 15th, 2007 7:30 Organizational Creativity Saybrook Society
- with Nancy Southern and Jon Foster of IDEO at Saybrook Graduate School.
- January 24th, 2008. 7:00 The Classroom and the Creative Child: How Can We Help Creative Children Thrive? with Mark Runco at Grace Cathedral
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
- Ph.D University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1998
- Educational Psychology
- Emphasis: Creativity
- Dissertation: Writing The Situation Comedy: A Case Study in Creative
- M.S. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1982 Educational Counseling
- Major: Marriage and Family Counseling
- B.S. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1962
- Business Administration
- Major: Marketing
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Pritzker, S. (2007) Audience Flow: A Proposal for The Use of Teletherapy. In R. Richards (Ed.) Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature. Washington: American Psychological Association.
Pritzker, S. (February, 2000) Stupid Cupid: If love were logical, psychologists would be out of business. Psychology Today.
Runco, M. A., & Pritzker, S. (1999) . Conceived and Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity. Editorial advisory board: H. Gardner, R. Helson, R. Richards, K. Simonton, R. J. Sternberg & T. Rickards. San Diego: Academic Press.
Pritzker, S. (May, 1999) Managing Creative Teams. The Exhibitionist, The Journal of The American Association of Museums.
Pritzker, S. (1999). Alcohol and Creativity in M. A. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.),The Encyclopedia of Creativity. San Diego: Academic Press. (Peer reviewed)
Pritzker, S. (1999). Writing and Creativity. In M. A. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Creativity. San Diego: Academic Press. (Peer reviewed)
Important Conference Presentations
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|