Hi, I’m Scott. I research and write about human possibility. I believe that imagination and creativity can change the world for the better. I am currently scientific director of the Imagination Institute, and I teach the popular undergraduate course Introduction to Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. I also conduct research at the Positive Psychology Center on imagination, creativity, and well-being. The mission of the Positive Psychology Center is to help cultivate what is best within people, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
In 2013, I published Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, which detailed my experiences as a child growing up with a learning disability. In the book, I outlined my theory of Personal Intelligence. My new book is Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (co-authored with the journalist Carolyn Gregoire).
Other stuff I do:
- Over at Scientific American I write the column Beautiful Minds. I also write a blog here on my personal page. Click here to get new posts delivered directly to your email inbox.
- I host The Psychology Podcast. I welcome suggestions for new exciting guests.
- I co-founded The Creativity Post with my good friends Milena Fisher and Elliot Samuel Paul. Check out the site for quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination.
Want to contact me?
To book a speaking engagement, contact The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org. To reprint one of my articles, contact email@example.com. If you’d like to write me a personal note, you can do so here. I read all my emails and try to respond to the best of my knowledge and time.
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