Stories by Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. subscribe to Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.'s feed

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Research shows that people who have ADHD are often extremely creative. Yet our schools and society fail them.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2014, Source: Psychology Today

The human capacity for mental time travel gives us enormous possibilities for realizing our deepest desires and strivings.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It appears we have a variety of genetic mutations that are associated with sensitivity to the environment-- for better and worse.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Depends on how much you believe in IQ scores.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We all have the potential for creativity and there are so many different triggers that can broaden our minds, inspire, and motivate.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

First impressions matter, and our opening few lines can either energize the interaction or cause the other person to look around for the nearest exit.