Garrett Jaeger

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Contact Information

Brighton Hall 230
(916) 278-7029

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Joined Faculty: August 2016

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity


Creativity, Embodied cognition, divergent thinking, Developmental psychology, Play throughout the lifespan, Uncertainty and cognitive dissonance

Courses Taught

  • Observation and Assessment of Child Development
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social, Emotion, and Personality Development

Educational Degrees

PhD (Candidate) Educational Psychology - University of Georgia
MA Developmental Psychology - San Francisco State University
BA Psychology- University of Wisconsin-Stout

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • Research Fellow, Center for Childhood Creativity
  • Owen Scott Dissertation Award, University of Georgia
  • Endowed Student Scholar, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development

Select Publications

Jaeger, G. J. (2016). Preparations for the new: Reaching and teaching creativity with adaptive technologies. Educational Technology, 56(5), 25-30.

Runco, M. A., Acar, S., Campbell, W. K., Jaeger, G., & Gentile, B. (2016). Comparisons of the creative class and regional creativity with perceptions of community support and community barriers. Business Creativity and the Creative Economy, 2(1), 24-32.

Jaeger, G. J. (2016). A path towards divergent thinking: Providing options without assigning them. Creativity Trend Report [White Paper]. Sausalito, CA: Center for Childhood Creativity.

Hadani, H., & Jaeger, G. J. (2015). Inspiring a generation to create: 7 critical components of creativity in children [White paper]. Sausalito, CA: Center for Childhood Creativity.

Runco, M. A., Paek, S. H., & Jaeger, G. J. (2015). Is creativity being supported? Further analyses of grants and awards for creativity research. Creativity Research Journal, 27(1), 107-110.

Runco, M. A., & Jaeger, G. J. (2012). The standard definition of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 24(1), 92-96.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: February 7, 2018
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