Gayle Dow - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Gayle Dow

Department of Psychology - Honors Program - Center for Education Research and Policy

Gayle Dow

Associate Professor

Forbes Hall 2033
(757) 594-7918


  • Ph D in Educational Psychology, Indiana University
  • MA in Cognitive Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • AA in General Education, Saddleback College
  • MA in Experimental Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
  • BA in Experimental Psychology, California State University


Creative and Critical Thinking, Science of Evil, Statistics


Creativity, Malevolent Creativity, Dark Triad


Gayle T. Dow is a Psychology Professor at Christopher Newport University teaching courses in critical and creative thinking, science of evil, statistics, and research methods and directing the Creativity Research Lab. She has published several articles on creativity and problem solving.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2023). The Dark Tetrad and malevolent creativity. Elsevier: Academic Press. Pages, 69-80.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2023). Dark Tetrad and empathy: The interrelationship of narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and sadism With affective and cognitive empathy.. Psi Chi Journal. Volume, 28. Issue, 3. Pages, 229-236.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
    (2022). Dow, G.T. (2022). Defining creativity. Creativity and Innovation Theory, Research, and Practice In J.A. Plucker (Ed.), (pp370) Routledge, New York, doi: 10.4324/9781003233923.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Dow, G.T. and Kozlowski, K (2020). The creative brain. Educational Leadership Special Edition in Learning and the Brain, 77(8). Educational Leadership. Volume, 77. Issue, 8. Pages, 44-49.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2020). Dow, G.T (in press). Parallel parenting, In Hartenstein (Eds.) Marriage and Divorce in America Issues, Trends, and Controversies.
  • Encyclopedia Article
    (2020). Dow, G.T (2020). Learning Differences, In Runco, M.A and Pritzker S. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Creativity. San Diego: Academic Press.. Encyclopedia of Creativity.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2019). Dow, G.T. and Davis, L. (Dec, 2019). Turn ‘em loose. Promoting growth mindset. Virginia Journal of Education. Virginia Journal of Education.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Do cheaters never prosper? The impact of examples, expertise, and cognitive load on cryptomnesia and inadvertent self-plagiarism of creative tasks. Taylor and Francis. Volume, 27. Issue, 1. Pages, 47-57.
  • Gayle Dow, Olga Lipatova, South Eastern Psychological Association, "Changes in Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels Following Competitive Group Problem Solving Task," Jacksonville, FL. (2019)
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