I’m a cognitive psychologist interested in the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality. I apply a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. In my latest book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, I present a new theory of human intelligence that I hope will help all people realize their dreams.
I’m adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University, where I teach courses on cognitive psychology and human intelligence. 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.