Nils Myszkowski

Nils Myszkowski

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology - NYC
41 Park Row
| Office Hours: Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm,Mon 2:30pm-4:00pm,Tue 12:00pm-1:00pm


Faculty Bio

Nils Myszkowski is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Pace University, NYC. He received his PhD from Université Paris Descartes, and his central research interest is the application and improvement of psychometric methods to measure and understand intellectual/emotional/creative/aesthetic abilities, especially as it applies to occupational contexts. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, is the creator and maintainer of 3 libraries for the statistical programming language R, and published Item Response Theory for Creativity Measurement (Cambridge University Press). In 2020, he received the Berlyne Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Early Career Scholar from the American Psychological Association (Division 10).

Awards and Honors

  • American Psychological Association (Division 10), 2020, Berlyne Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Early Career Scholar


PhD, Université Paris Descartes (now Université de Paris), France, 2013

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Creativity-related traits and abilities (aesthetic sensitivity, divergent thinking, intelligence) ; Emotional/social competencies (empathy, social regulation, leadership, coping, stress, etc.) ; Quantitative methods (research design, statistics, psychometrics, etc.) ; Occupational contexts (Occupational health, managerial creativity, consumer behavior)

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Measurement & Development of Narrative Imagination (NI)
July 2015 - June 2017. Imagination Institute (funded by John Templeton Fundation), Private, $198,695.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

PSY 205: Stats in Psych & Allied Fields
PSY 296: Undrstndng a Globalized World
PSY 306: Psychological Testing
PSY 313: Research Methodology
PSY 327: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 615: Research Design & Statistics I
PSY 616: Research Dsgn & Statistics II
PSY 621: Psychological Measurements
PSY 627: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 628: Mentored Lab Class Semester 2
PSY 651: Undrstndng a Globalized World
PSY 682: Personnel Psychology
PSY 691: Practicum in Psychology
PSY 698: Professional Seminar
PSY 715: Statistics & Research Design I
PSY 716: Statistics & Research Desgn II
PSY 721: Tests and Measurements
PSY 803: Advanced Psychometrics
PSY 827: Advncd Statistics/Biostatistic
PSY 834: Doctoral Project Seminar

Publications and Presentations


Item Response Theory for Creativity Measurement
(2024, February). Item Response Theory for Creativity Measurement. Cambridge University Press.

Exploring the associations between personality and response speed trajectories in low-stakes intelligence tests
(2022, June). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 191 (Issue 111580)

Development of the R library “jrt”: Automated item response theory procedures for judgment data and their application with the consensual assessment technique
(2021). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Vol 15 (Issue 3) , pages 426--438.

Accounting for Variable Task Discrimination in Divergent Thinking Fluency Measurement: An Example of the Benefits of a 2‐Parameter Poisson Counts Model and its Bifactor Extension Over the Rasch Poisson Counts Model
(2021, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Journal of Creative Behavior.

A forgotten antecedent of career adaptability: A study on the predictive role of within-person variability in personality
(2020). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 160

A Mokken Scale Analysis of the Last Series of the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM-LS)
(2020). Journal of Intelligence. Vol 8 (Issue 2) , pages 22.

Commentary on Corradi et al.’s (2019) new conception of aesthetic sensitivity: Is the ability conception dead?
(2020). British Journal of Psychology.

Creativity and unethicality: A systematic review and meta-analysis
(2020). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Using Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity Measures in Museum Studies
(2020). Frontiers in Psychology. Vol 11

Are reflective models appropriate for very short scales? Proofs of concept of formative models using the Ten‐Item Personality Inventory
(2019). Journal of Personality. Vol 87 (Issue 2) , pages 363-372.

Judge response theory? A call to upgrade our psychometrical account of creativity judgments.
(2019). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Vol 13 (Issue 2) , pages 167-175.

Same Test, Better Scores: Boosting the Reliability of Short Online Intelligence Recruitment Tests with Nested Logit Item Response Theory Models
(2019). Journal of Intelligence. Vol 7 (Issue 3) , pages 17.

The acceptability and perceived effectivenes of a psychoeducational program on positive parent-adolescent relationships for Asian immigrant parents.
(2019). The School Psychologist. Vol 73 (Issue 1) , pages 11--20.

The first glance is the weakest: “Tasteful” individuals are slower to judge visual art
(2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 141 , pages 188-195.

A meta-analysis of the relationship between intelligence and visual “Taste” measures
(2018). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Vol 12 (Issue 1) , pages 24-33.

A snapshot of g ? Binary and polytomous item-response theory investigations of the last series of the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM-LS)
(2018). Intelligence. Vol 68 , pages 109-116.

A Cross-Cultural Study of Task Specificity in Creativity
(2017). The Journal of Creative Behavior. , pages n/a–n/a.

Career Decision Ambiguity Tolerance and Career Decision-Making Difficulties in a French Sample: The Mediating Role of Career Decision Self-Efficacy
(2017). Journal of Career Assessment. Vol 27 (Issue 2) , pages 273-288.

Measuring “Good Taste” with the Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity Test-Revised (VAST-R)
(2017). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 117 , pages 91–100.

Monitoring stress among internal medicine residents: An experience-driven, practical and short measure.
(2017). Psychology, Health & Medicine. , pages 1-8.

R package 'AMCTestmaker' (0.1.0): Generate LaTeX Code for Auto-Multiple-Choice (AMC)

Is the Questionnaire of Cognitive and Affective Empathy measuring two or five dimensions? Evidence in a French sample
(2017, September). Psychiatry Research. Vol 255 , pages 292–296.

Leveraging common language in the workplace: case study evidence from a franco-asian SME
(2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Vol 2017 (Issue 1) , pages 11190.

Subjective Processing Fluency Scale
(2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter)).

Order in complexity: How Hans Eysenck brought differential psychology and aesthetics together
(2016, December). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 103 , pages 156-162.

How does creative giftedness differ from academic giftedness? A multidimensional conception
(2016). Learning and Individual Differences.

Ten-Item Personality Inventory – French Version

Work-related curiosity positively predicts worker innovation
(2016). Journal Of Management Development. Vol 35 (Issue 9) , pages 1184-1194.

R package 'nhstplot': Plot Null Hypothesis Significance Tests
(2016, September).

Anger and sadness as adaptive emotion expression strategies in response to negative competence and warmth evaluations
(2016, June). British Journal of Social Psychology.

Individual differences in aesthetic ability: The case for an Aesthetic Quotient
(2016, May). Frontiers in Psychology. Vol 7 (Issue 750)

Psychometric Properties of the French Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI)
(2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Journal of Individual Differences. Vol 37 (Issue 2) , pages 81–87.

How subjective processing fluency predicts attitudes toward visual advertisements and purchase intention
(2015). Journal of Consumer Marketing. Vol 32 (Issue 6) , pages 432–440.

Managerial creative problem solving and the Big Five personality traits
(2015). Journal Of Management Development. Vol 34 (Issue 6) , pages 674–684.

French Validation of the Overexcitability Questionnaire 2: Psychometric Properties and Factorial Structure
(2015, March). Journal of Personality Assessment. Vol 97 (Issue 2) , pages 209–220.

Overexcitability Questionnaire 2-French Version
(2015, March).

Appraising the duality of self-monitoring: Psychometric qualities of the Revised Self-Monitoring Scale and the Concern for Appropriateness Scale in French
(2014). Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement. Vol 46 (Issue 3) , pages 387–396.

French Revised Self-Monitoring Scale (RSMS-F)

Is visual aesthetic sensitivity independent from intelligence, personality and creativity?
(2014). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 59 , pages 16–20.

French Concern for Appropriateness Scale (CAS-F)
(2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)).

Learning to judge creativity: The underlying mechanisms in creativity training for non-expert judges
(2014, May). Learning and Individual Differences. Vol 32 , pages 19–25.

How artists create: Creative process and multivariate factors
(2013, August). Learning and Individual Differences. Vol 26 , pages 161–170.

How Personality Traits Predict Design-Driven Consumer Choices
(2012). Europe’s Journal of Psychology. Vol 8 (Issue 4) , pages 641–650.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts [Member]
  • International Society for the Study of Individual Differences [Member]
  • American Psychological Association

Professional Service

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts [Editorial Review Board Member]