Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaufman investigates the development and measurement of imagination, and the many paths to greatness (see research). He has six books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and The Philosophy of Creativity(with Elliot Samuel Paul). Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post. 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 on the development of intelligence, creativity, and human potential (see talks). To book a speaking engagement, contact The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau To reprint one of his articles, contact

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