From Special Education to a PHD at Yale with Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott’s scientific work in intelligence and creativity inspires our conversation with him on education, imagination, and analyzing our labels.

In this episode, hear:

  • Labels and expectations
  • The grain of our nature
  • Measuring and developing imagination


Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaufman investigates the development and measurement of intelligence, creativity, and personality (see scientific papers). He has six books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and The Philosophy of Creativity (with Elliot Samuel Paul). Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American (see popular posts). 

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