I’m a cognitive psychologist investigating the development of intelligence and creativity. In my latest book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, I present a holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each person’s ability, engagement, and personal goals. I’m also co-founder of The Creativity Post, and I write the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind.
I support open-access scientific publishing, and am on the editorial board of two open-access journals: BioMed Central (BMC) Psychology (section editor) and Journal of Intelligence. I completed my doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received my masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where I was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.