Nils Myszkowski

Nils Myszkowski

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology - NYC

Nils Myszkowski

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 de Paris (formerly 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 received the 2020 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)

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 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 827: Advncd Statistics/Biostatistic
PSY 834: Doctoral Project Seminar

Publications and Presentations


Exploring the associations between personality and response speed trajectories in low-stakes intelligence tests
Myszkowski, N., Storme, M., Kubiak, E. & Baron, S. (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
Myszkowski, N. (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
Myszkowski, N. & Storme, M. (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
Storme, M., Celik, P. & Myszkowski, N. (2020). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 160

A Mokken Scale Analysis of the Last Series of the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM-LS)
Myszkowski, N. (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?
Myszkowski, N., Çelik, P. & Storme, M. (2020). British Journal of Psychology.

Creativity and unethicality: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Storme, M., Celik, P. & Myszkowski, N. (2020). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Using Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity Measures in Museum Studies
Myszkowski, N. & Zenasni, F. (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
Myszkowski, N., Storme, M. & Tavani, J. (2019). Journal of Personality. Vol 87 (Issue 2) , pages 363-372.

Judge response theory? A call to upgrade our psychometrical account of creativity judgments.
Myszkowski, N. & Storme, M. (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
Storme, M., Myszkowski, N., Baron, S. & Bernard, D. (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.
Rao, A., Myszkowski, N. & Arora, P. (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
Myszkowski, N. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 141 , pages 188-195.

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]