Title:Professor of Psychology
Background:B.A., Bowdoin College
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Office:Aquinas, Room 230
Phone:(203) 773-8555
  • PY111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PY211 Abnormal Psychology
  • PY229 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • PY312 Psychotherapy
  • PY321W Personality
  • PY340 Psychological Assessment
  • Others


Joy, S., & Breed, K. (2012). Innovation Motivation, divergent thinking, and creative story writing: Findings from the Torrance Tests and TAT. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 32, 179-195.
Joy, S. (2012). Origins of originality: Innovation motivation and intelligence in poetry and comics. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 30, 195-213.
Willis, L., Kaiser, D., & Joy, S. (2010). Draw a Person in the Rain as an assessment of coping resources. Arts in Psychotherapy, 37, 233-239.
Joy, S. (2008). Personality and creativity in art and writing: Innovation motivation, Psychoticism, and (mal)adjustment. Creativity Research Journal, 20(3), 262-277.
Joy, S. (2006). What should I be doing, and where are they doing it? Scholarly productivity of academic psychologists. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(4), 346-364.
Joy, S. (2005). Innovation motivation and artistic creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 39(1), 35-56.
Joy, S., Kaplan, E., & Fein, D. (2004). Speed and memory in the WAIS-III Digit Symbol subtest across the adult lifespan. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(6), 759-767.
Joy, S. (2004). Innovation motivation: The need to be different. Creativity Research Journal, 16(2-3), 313-329.
Joy, S., & Hicks, S. (2004). The need to be different: Primary trait structure and impact on projective drawings. Creativity Research Journal, 16(2-3), 330-339.
Joy, S., Kaplan, E., & Fein, D. (2003). Digit Symbol Incidental Learning in the WAIS-III: Validity and clinical significance. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 17(2), 182-194.
Joy, S., Fein, D., & Kaplan, E. (2003). Decoding Digit Symbol: Speed, memory, and visual scanning. Assessment, 10(1), 56-65.
Joy, S., Lord, J., Greene-Snyder, L-A., & Fein, D. (2003). Mental retardation and developmental disabilities. In B. Fogel & R.B. Shiffrin (Eds.), Neuropsychiatry, 2nd edition. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.
Greene-Snyder, L-A., Joy, S., Waterhouse, L., & Fein, D. (2003). Autism and pervasive developmental disorders. In B. Fogel & R.B. Shiffrin (Eds.), Neuropsychiatry, 2nd edition. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.
Joy, S., Fein, D., Kaplan, E., & Freedman, M. (2001). Quantifying qualitative features of Block Design performance among healthy older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 16(2), 157-170.
Joy, S. (2001). The need to be different predicts divergent production: Toward a social learning model of originality. Journal of Creative Behavior, 35(1), 51-64.
Joy, S., Fein, D., Kaplan, E., & Freedman, M. (2000). Speed and memory in WAIS-R-NI Digit Symbol performance among healthy older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6(7), 770-780.
Ratey, J.J., Dymek, M.P., Fein, D., Joy, S., Green, L., & Waterhouse, L. (2000). Neurodevelopmental disorders. In: B. Fogel & R.B. Shiffrin (Eds.), Synopsis of neuropsychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven
Joy, S., Fein, D., Kaplan, E., & Freedman, M. (1999). Information Multiple Choice among
healthy older adults: Characteristics, correlates, and clinical implications. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 13(1), 48-53.
Fein, D., Joy, S., Greene, L., & Waterhouse, L. (1996). Autism and pervasive developmental disorder. In: B. Fogel & R.B. Shiffrin (Eds.), Neuropsychiatry. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins.
Greene, L., Fein, D., Joy, S., & Waterhouse, L. (1994). Language and cognition in autism: An overview. In: E. Schopler & G. Mesibov (Eds.), Learning and cognition in autism. New York, NY: Plenum Press.
Edell, W.S., Joy, S., & Yehuda, R. (1990). Discordance between self-report and observer-rated psychopathology in borderline patients. Journal of Personality Disorders, 4(4), 381-390.


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