Currently, with Wendy Williams, I am in the throes of a major project examining sex differences in cognitive performance, which has culminated this year in several new peer-reviewed articles (e.g., American Scientist) and chapters. We also created the Cornell Institute for Women in Science (CIWS) web page, and gave a large number of media interviews.
I continue to develop my bio-ecological theory of intelligence,and I continue to publish articles dealing with cognitive development (e.g., memory development). And Wendy Williams and I have three large-scale national analyses of academic mentorship, hiring, and authorship issues that are currently under review. My reseaarch on children and the law also continues full-throttle, with a number of new experiments on children's false confessions (with graduate student, Amelia Hritz) and children's cryptoplagiarism (with former graduate student, Zoe Klemfuss and colleague Kamala London).
I am the author of ~ 400-450 articles, books, commentaries, reviews, and chapters—many in the premier journals of the field. According to Google Scholar, my work has been cited over 20,000 times and my h-index is 59, with 37 publicatiosn each cited in excess of 100 times. I have given hundreds of invited addresses and keynote speeches around the world (Harvard, Cambridge University, Oxford, Yale, Princeton, University of Rome, University of Oslo, Max Plank Institutes in both Munich and Berlin). I have served on the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation for seven years (the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences), and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Behavioral and Sensory Sciences for six years. My major honors and scientific awards include:
- In 2000 the American Academy of Forensic Psychology's Lifetime Distinguished Contribution Award,
- In 2002, the American Psychological Association's Division of Developmental Psychology awarded me its Lifetime Award for Science and Society
- In 2003 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the Application of Psychology (shared with Elizabeth F. Loftus), and
- In 2005 I received the Association for Psychological Science's highest scientific award, the James McKeen Cattell Award at its annual meeting in L.A.
- In 2013 The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) gave me its lifetime distinguished contribution award (Seattle, WA). Cornell Chronicle Story
I have appeared frequently in the national and international media, including: ABC's 20/20 (twice), NBC’s Dateline (twice), ABC’s Nightline, ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC’s Primetime Live (twice), PBS’s Frontline (twice), CBS’s 48 Hours, PBS’s McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, BBC (three times), CBC's Fifth Estate, and numerous magazines and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal (twice), The New York Times (four times), The New Yorker (three times), The Washington Post (three times), Time Magazine (twice), Newsweek (twice), The London Times, and Reader's Digest. I am past president of the Society for General Psychology, and I currently serve on 9 editorial boards, including Scientific American Mind; I am a senior advisor to several journals.
Ceci, S. J. & Williams, W.M. (2010). The mathematics of sex: How biology and society conspite to limit talented women and girls. NY: Oxford University Press.
Ceci, S. J. & Williams, W.M. (2010). Sex Differences in Math-Intensive Fields. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(5), 275-279.
Williams, W. M. & Ceci, S. J. (2012). When women sceintits choose motherhood. American Scientist, 100, 138-145.
Ceci, S. J. & Williams, W.M. (2011). Understanding Current Causes of Women's Underrepresentation in Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, doi:10.1073/pnas.1103900108 . (TWIP: This Week in PNAS; cover story article)
Klemfuss, J. Z. & Ceci, S. J. (2012). Legal and psychological on children’s competence to testify in court. Developmental Review, 32, 268-286.
Ceci, S. J., Williams, W.M., & Barnett, S.M. (2009). Women’s underrepresentation in science: Sociocultural and biological considerations. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 218-261.
Ceci, S.J., Papierno, P.B., & Kulkofsky, S.C. (2007). Representational constraints on children's suggestibility. Psychological Science, 18, 503-509.
Ceci, S.J., Fitneva, S. A., & Williams, W. M. (2010). Representational Constraints on the Development of Memory and Metacognition: A Developmental-Representational-Theory. Psychological Review, 117, 464-495.
Ceci, S. J. & Bruck, M. (2006). Children’s Suggestibility: Characteristics and Mechanisms. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 34, 247-281.
Kanaya, T., Ceci, S. J. Scullin, M. (2005). Age differences within secular IQ trends: An individual growth modeling approach. Intelligence, 33, 613-621.
Principe, G., Kanaya, T., Ceci, S. J., & Singh, M. (2006). Believing is seeing: How rumors can engender false memories in Preschoolers. Psychological Science, 17, 243-248.
Ceci, S. J., Ginther, D., Kahn, S., & Williams, W. M. (in press). Women in science: exlaining the gap. Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
Ceci, S. J., Kahan, D. M. & Broman, D. (2010). The WEIRD Are Even Weirder Than You Think: Diversifying contexts is as important as diversifying samples. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Ceci, S.J., Williams, W. M., & Mueller-Johnson, K. (2006). Is tenure justified? An experimental
study of faculty beliefs about tenure, promotion, and academic freedom . Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 29, 1-39.
Ceci, S.J. & Papierno, P.B. (2005). The rhetoric and reality of gap-closing: When the “have-nots” gain, but the “haves” gain even more. American Psychologist, 60, 149-160.
Rindermann, H. & Ceci, S. J. (2009). Educational policy and country outcomes in international cognitive competence studies. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 4, 551-577.
Ceci, S. J., Williams, W. M., & Barnett, S. M. (2009). The underrepresentation of women in science: Sociocultural and biological considerations. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 172-210.
Neisser, U., U., Boodoo, G., Bouchard, T., Brody, N., Ceci, S. J., Halpern, D., Loehlin, J., Perloff, R., Sternberg, R. J., & Urbina, S. (1996). Intelligence: Knowns and unknowns. American Psychologist, 51, 1-25.
Ceci, S. J. & Williams, W.M. (2009, Feb. 12). Commentary: Should scientists study race, gender, and IQ? Nature, 457, 788-789.
Brainerd, C. J., Reyna, V. F., & Ceci, S. J. (2008). Developmental Reversals in False Memory: A Review of Data and Theory. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 334-375.
Brainerd, C., Reyna, V.F., Ceci, S.J., & Holliday, R.E. (2008). Developmental reversals in false memory: Reply to Ghetti (2008) and Howe (2008). Psychological Bulletin, 134, xxx-xxx.
London, K. & Ceci, S. J. (Eds.) (2012). Special Issue: Child Witness Research. Developmental Review, Volume 32, Issue 3, 161-306.
London, K. & Ceci, S. J. (Eds.) (2012). Special Issue: Child Witness Research. Developmental Review, Volume 32, Issue 3, Pages 161-306.
Ceci, S. J. & Williams, W. M. (Eds.) (2007). Why aren't more women in science? Top researchers debate the evidence. Washington DC: APA Books.
Valla, J. & Ceci, S. J. (2011). Can Sex Differences in Science Be Tied to the Long Reach of Prenatal Hormones?: Brain Organization Theory, Digit Ratio (2D/4D), and Sex Differences in Preferences and Cognition. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 6, 134-146.
Bronfenbrenner, U. & Ceci, S. J. (1994). Nature-nurture in developmental perspective: A bioecological theory. Psychological Review, 101, 568-586.
Kanaya, T., Scullin, M. & Ceci, S. J. (2003). The Flynn Effect and U.S. Policies. The Impact of Rising IQ Scores on American Society Via Mental Retardation Diagnoses. American Psychologist, Vol. 58, No. 10, 778-790.
Valla, J., Williams, W., & Ceci, S. J. (2011). The accuracy of inferences about criminality based on facial appearance. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 5(1), 66-91.
Scullin, M. H. & Ceci, S. J. (2001). A suggestibility scale for children. Personality & Individual Differences, 30, 843-856.
Barnett, S. M. & Ceci, S. J. (2002). When and Where do we apply what we learn? A taxonomy for far transfer. Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 128(4), 612-637.
Williams, W.M. & Ceci, S.J. (2012). when women scientists choose motherhood. American Scientist. 100, 138-145.