Fachgebiet Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

PD Dr. phil. habil., Saskia Jaarsveld, Dipl.-Psych.

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Phone+49 (0)631 / 205 2796
emailjaarsvel(at)rhrk.uni-kl.de
building57, Room 502

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2018
Private lecturer, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
2018

Habilitation; Department of Psychology, Cognitive Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Research project: Creative Cognition; Solving and Creating Matrices

2006-present

Senior researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Research project: Creative Cognition

2004-2007Researcher, in the context of a PhD trajectory, University of Sunderland, UK. Research project: Creative Cognition: Characteristics of products and processes in visual design tasks.
1995-2004

Researcher, in the context of a PhD trajectory, at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychonomy, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Research project: Study of the dynamics relationships between sub-products in the design process.

1986-1994

Study Cognitive Science (part-time) at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (Department of Psychonomy).

Graduation: Differences between cognitive activities in solving and creative thinking.

Thesis: The myth of creative computers.

Internship: Cognitive processes in complex problem solving.

1973-1975First Degree Teacher’s Training, Rietveld Academy, Amster­dam.
1965-1968Teacher’s Training Arts & Crafts 'Middeloo' in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE - CONSULTANCIES AND COLLABORATIONS 

PresentDirector of Creative Cognitive Abilities, an organization aimed at developing a computer program for testing cognitive processes in creative contexts.
2007-2008Consultant for Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Sciences (LIACS, Netherlands)
2005-2008Consultant for Organization for Applied Psychology (ZBTP, Netherlands)
2005-2006Reviewer/Consultant. Research Council of the Academy of Finland
1998-2007Director, Creative Cognition Abilities B.V.
1998-2002Test-psychologist for a.o. Yamaha, Areo Ground Services-Schiphol, Exces, Scope (Netherlands)
1995-1997

Collaboration with J.C. Raven Ltd. (manager of the Raven Progressive Matrices Test)

a) Developing a new extended test series

b) Coordination and supervision of an Item Equation study at five primary schools in the Netherlands

1995-2004Supervisor of students in the context of: Research practical, Internship assignments and Graduation projects at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychonomy, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
1974-1992Supervisor of Internship Teachers Training 'Witte Lelie', Amsterdam, Netherlands
1973-1994Teacher in Art & Craft and Art History, Final High School Exam-level, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1969-1973Four years of travelling and working as an artisan; Restoration of old books, Printing of etchings and lithographs, Designing and creating jewellery, Brussels, Belgium; Weaving wall hangings and bed covers for a boutique in Paris, France; Weaving goblin tapestries, Jönköping, Sweden.
1968-1969Teacher at Physiotherapeutic ‘Insti­tuut Leffelaar’
1968-1969Teacher at the Teacher Training of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Featured Publications

Welter, M., Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T. (2018). Problem space matters: Evaluation of a German Enrichment Program for Gifted Children. Frontiers in Psychology (Cognition).

Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T., (2017). Intelligence and Creativity in Problem Solving: The Importance of Test Features in Cognition Research. Frontiers in Psychology, 8.

Welter, M., Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T. (2017). Problem space matters: The development of creativity and intelligence in primary school children. Creativity Research Journal, 29, 125-132.
Downloads: paper as pdf

Conference Presentations

Jaarsveld, S., & Hamel, R. (1995). Problem solving versus -invention: Differences between cognitive activities. Creative Concepts Conference, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA. Poster.

Jaarsveld, S., & Hamel, R. (1996). Problem solving and creation Psychometrical and theoretical research on differences and similarities between the cognitive activities in both processes. Invited by John Raven to his Symposium, APA Congress, Montreal, Canada.

Jaarsveld, S. (1996). Cultural Differences in Business Communication. Center for Promotion of Import from the Third World, Ministry of Development Cooperation, the Netherlands. Series of Lectures.

Jaarsveld, S. (1998). Inventing a Raven-like item: The role of reasoning in invention. APA Congress, San Francisco, California, USA.

Jaarsveld, S., & van Leeuwen, C. (1999). Measurements and concepts for a design process. APA Congress, San Francisco, California, USA.

Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T. (2010). Solving and creating: An identical development? TeaP, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Jaarsveld, S., van Leeuwen, C., & Lachmann, T. (2011). Development of intelligence and creativity: Solving and creating Raven Progressive Matrices. TeaP, Halle, Germany.

Jaarsveld, S., van Leeuwen, C., & Lachmann, T. (2011). Development of intelligence and creativity in primary school children. PEAPS, Erfurt, Germany.

Jaarsveld, S., Welter, M, & Lachmann, T. (2011). Gifted children: Convergent thinking skills operating in open problem spaces. PEAPS, Erfurt, Germany. Poster.

Jaarsveld, S., Welter, M, & Lachmann, T. (2012). Convergent thinking skills operating in open problem spaces. TeaP, Mannheim, Germany. Poster.

Jaarsveld, S., van Leeuwen, C., & Lachmann, T. (2013). The impact of problem space on reasoning: Solving versus creating matrices. Cognitive Science Society, Berlin. Poster.

Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T. (2017). Creating and solving APM like matrices: Differences from think-aloud protocols. Creativity Conference, Radbout University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Poster.

Jaarsveld, S., & Lachmann, T. (2018). Creating your own intelligence test: Implications for cognition research and education. Creativity Conference, Southern Oregon University, Oregon, USA. 

Memberships and Affiliations

Review work (international academic journals/organizations)

Since 2018Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience
2014-2016Memory and Cognition
2012Brain Research
2011Philosophical Psychology
Since 2009Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Processing
2005-6Research Council of the Academy of Finland
Since 2004Journal of Creative Behavior
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