Dr. Boris Forthmann
Dr. Boris Forthmann
Research Associate
Room 3
Fliednerstr. 21
Tel: 0251 83 34319
Consultation hours: on appointment


  • Reiter-Palmon, R., Forthmann, B., & Barbot, B. (in press). Scoring divergent thinking tests: A review and systematic framework. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.
  • Beisemann, M., Forthmann, B., Bürkner, P. C., & Holling, H. (in press). Psychometric evaluation of an alternate scoring for the Remote Associates Test. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.394
  • Wilken, A., Forthmann, B., & Holling, H. (in press). Instructions moderate the relationship between creative performance in figural divergent thinking and reasoning capacity. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.392
  • Forthmann, B., Çelik, P., Holling, H., Storme, M., & Lubart, T. (2018). Item response modeling of divergent-thinking tasks: A comparison of Rasch’s Poisson model with a two-dimensional model extension. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 28(2), 83-95.
  • *Forthmann, B., *Szardenings, C., & Holling, H. (2018). Understanding the confounding effect of fluency in divergent thinking scores: Revisiting average scores to quantify artifactual correlation. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. doi: 10.1037/aca0000196
  • Forthmann, B., Lips, C., Szardenings, C., Scharfen, J., & Holling, H. (2018). Are speedy brains needed when divergent thinking is speeded - or unspeeded? Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.350
  • Forthmann, B., Oyebade, O., Ojo, A., Günther, F., & Holling, H. (2018). Application of latent semantic analysis to divergent thinking is biased by elaboration. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.240
  • Forthmann, B., Regehr, S., Seidel, J., Holling, H., Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Lubart, T. (2018). Revisiting the interactive effect of multicultural experiences and openness to experience on divergent thinking. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 63, 135-143. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.10.002
  • Thielsch, M. T., Brinkmöller, B., & Forthmann, B. (2018). Reasons for responding in student evaluation of teaching. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 56, 189-196. doi: 10.1016/j.stueduc.2017.11.008
  • Storme, M., Çelik, P., Camargo, A., Forthmann, B., Holling, H., & Lubart, T. (2017). The effect of forced language switching during divergent thinking: A study on bilinguals' originality of ideas. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 8, 1-7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02086
  • Forthmann, B., Holling, H., Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Lubart, T. (2017). Typing speed as a confounding variable and the measurement of quality in divergent thinking. Creativity Research Journal, 29, 257-269. doi: 10.1080/10400419.2017.1360059
  • Forthmann, B., Holling, H., Zandi, N., Gerwig, A., Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Lubart, T. (2017). Missing creativity: The effect of cognitive workload on rater (dis-)agreement in subjective divergent-thinking scores. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 23, 129-139. doi: 10.1016/j.tsc.2016.12.005
  • Forthmann, B., Wilken, A., Doebler, P., & Holling, H. (2016) Strategy induction enhances creativity in figural divergent thinking. Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.159
  • Forthmann, B., Gerwig, A., Holling, H., Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Lubart, T. (2016). The be-creative effect in divergent thinking: The interplay of instructions and objekt frequency. Intelligence, 57, 25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2016.03.005
  • Blum, D., Holling, H., Galibert, M.S., & Forthmann, B. (2016). Task difficulty prediction of figural analogies. Intelligence, 56, 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2016.03.001
  • Çelik, P., Storme, M., & Forthmann, B. (2016). A new perspective on the link between multiculturalism and creativity: The relationship between core value diversity and divergent thinking. Learning and Individual Differences, 52, 188-196. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2016.02.002

* = Shared first authorship.

Editorial board memberships

  • Creativity. Theories-Research-Applications (2018-present)