About

scott-barry-kaufmanScott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and a researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaufman investigates the development and measurement of imagination, the determinants of creative achievement, and the many paths to greatness. In his book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Kaufman presents a holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each person’s ability, engagement, and personal goals. Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind. Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Kaufman regularly gives keynotes and workshops for educators and business leaders on the development of intelligence, creativity, and human potential (see Talks). To book a speaking engagement, contact The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau at info@thelavinagency.com. To reprint one of his articles, contact sales@featurewell.com.