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Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman

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I’m a cognitive psychologist specializing 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.

I’m Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University and Co-founder of The Creativity Post, a non-profit web platform that features quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination. I also write the blog Beautiful Minds for Psychology Today, and am a contributing writer for Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, and Huffington Post.

I am the recipient of the 2011 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for for outstanding research by a junior scholar on the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition


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Courses Taught:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Intelligence

Scott Barry Kaufman
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United States

  • Phone: (215)746-5084

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