Why Scotty McCreery Will Win American Idol

Scotty McCreery Will Win American Idol This Season. Here's Why.

The Future Project Launch Party

This Friday, join the founding members of The Future Project for our Launch Party! The Future Project is a movement calling on young Americans to drive education reform by changing the life of one local high school student over the course of one year.

Why Do People Resist the Temptation to Cheat?

You're an attractive person in a loving, committed, happy relationship. Still, there is temptation at every turn. Why don't you cheat? Why are some people better able at resisting this immediate temptation than others? New research suggests intriguing answers.

How Power Influences Creativity

How power hierarchies influence creativity in the workforce, education, and society.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. We chatted about autism, savantism, genius, nature, nurture, intelligence, creativity, lessons he has learned, recent advances, and the future. Here is the complete interview.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part VIII:

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this eighth and final part, we discussed lessons he has learned from a lifetime of studying savants, recent advances, and looking to the future.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part VII:

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this seventh part, Dr. Treffert discusses the inner savant in all of us.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part VI: W

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this sixth part, Dr. Treffert on what savants reveal about the nature and nurture of intelligence, creativity, and greatness.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part V: Th

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this fifth part, we discussed the acquired and sudden savant.

Conversation on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part IV: Th

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this fourth part, we discuss the origins of extraordinary savant skills.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part III:

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this third part, we discuss the mind of the savant.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part II: D

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this second part, Dr. Treffert dispels some common myths about autism.

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part I: De

Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this first part of our wide-ranging series of conversations, we discuss the definition of autism, savantism, and genius.

Is There Really a Genius in All of Us?

While David Shenk's "The Genius in All of Us" hits the mark in so many ways, it also misses the mark in important ways.

Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?

How self-aware are narcissists? Do they know what they are really like? Are they aware of their reputation? A recent series of studies gets to the bottom of this mystery.

Is Psychosis a Prerequisite for Art?

Leon Seltzer argues that losing touch with reality is not a prerequisite for art and saying so is insulting to artists. Quite the contrary, I think the ability to lose touch with reality is crucial to producing creative art, and far from insulting artists, it should give us more of an appreciation of them.

Psychotic Is Not the Same as Psychopathic

David Niose's latest blog post entitled "Why corporations are psychotic" blurs the line between psychotic and psychopathic.

The Secret of Long Life and Happiness Revealed

A new book reveals the key to longevity. The results may shock you.

Why Daydreamers Are More Creative

We don't have to promote either working memory skills or imagination and daydreaming. We can promote both. And in so doing, we are promoting true creativity -- creativity that is both novel and useful.

Lady Gaga Is Out of Her Mind -- And I Love It

Last night, I watched a grown woman dance with bloodthirsty monsters and set off firecrackers from her bra. And this didn't take place in a mental institution. It took place in Madison Square Garden.

Why Passion Is a Gift

Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?

Thinking Cap Stimulates Insight

Imagine a thinking cap where you could press a button and become more insightful, mathematical, or artistic. Perhaps you could even become less prejudiced. Sound like science fiction? New research suggests we might be closer than you think.

Where Are All the Schizophrenia Role Models?

Where is the schizophrenia advocacy? Autism advocates and schizophrenia advocates unite!

Does the Implicit Association Test (IAT) Really Measure Racial Prejudice? Probably Not.

Recent research is shining new light on the IAT, and the results have important real-world implications.

The Most Powerful Law of Attraction

The most potent law of seduction is...

Black Swan, Creativity, and Artistic Expression at the Edge of Madness

Black Swan takes us on an exhilarating and terrifying tour of the edge of madness, highlighting that fine line between psychosis and artistic expression.

Popularity at First Sight

Who is popular? Who expects to be popular? The world of social perception is fascinating and complex. New research reveals the personality traits and behavioral cues that determine interpersonal attraction. The results are alarming (but not surprising).

Speed Dating: Is it Worth Your Time?

Is speed dating worth the awkwardness? New research reveals the chances of mating and relating after a speed dating event. The researchers also show who are the popular ones. All of this information hopefully can inform your mating decisions. 

Peering Through The Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole offers a strikingly authentic portrait of what it's like to cope with unimaginable loss.

Pages