Yana Durmysheva

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Associate Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

EMAIL: ydurmysheva@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-669

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5261



  • Graduate School and University Center, Ph.D. Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, 2007
  • Graduate School and University Center, M.Phil. Experimental Psychology, 2006
  • Brooklyn College, M.A. Organizational Behavior, 2003

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Manzi, A., Durmysheva, Y., Pinegar, S.K., Rogers, A., Ramos, J. (2019). Workspace disorder does not influence creative divergent thinking and executive functions.​ Front. Psychol. 9:2662. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02662

Manzi, A., Martinez, S. & Durmysheva, Y. (2017). Cognitive correlates of lecture note taking: Handwriting and attention.North American Journal of Psychology, 19(1), 195-218.

Durmysheva, Y. & Kozbelt, A. (2013-2014). Psychologizing the ‘finder-seeker’ creator   typology: Relations between the Creative Approach Questionnaire (CAppQ) and other measures. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 33(4), 341-359.

Durmysheva, Y. & Kozbelt, A. (2010). The Creative Approach Questionnaire: Operationalizing Galenson’s Finder-Seeker Typology in a non-expert sample. International Journal of  Creativity and Problem Solving, 20, 35-55.

Kozbelt, A. & Durmysheva, Y. (2007). Creativity judgments of invented alien creatures: The role of invariants and other predictors.  Journal of Creative Behavior, 41, 223-245.

Kozbelt, A. & Durmysheva, Y. (2007).  Lifespan creativity in a non-Western artistic tradition: A study of Japanese ukiyo-e printmakers.  International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 65, 23-51.

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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