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Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D.


Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, received her doctorate from the University of New Hampshire (with Dr. Jack Mayer, co-creator of the theory of emotional intelligence), and did postdoctoral work at the Interpersonal Communication and Interaction laboratory at Tufts University (with Dr. Nalini Ambady, who pioneered research on thin slices of behavior).

Zorana has collaborated with colleagues from Denmark, Spain, China, and Croatia and published research in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Sex Roles, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, Journal of Creative Behavior, Career Development International and others. She is Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving.

Zorana received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation for her research on emotional intelligence an emotional creativity, as well as the Berlyne Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association.

Zorana studies the role of emotion and emotion skills in creativity and well-being, as well as how to use the arts (and art-related institutions) to promote emotion and creativity skills.

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