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.
- 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
- Kaufman, S. B., & Kaufman, J. C. (Eds.). (2009). The psychology of creative writing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Sternberg, R. J., & Kaufman, S. B. (Eds.). (2011). The Cambridge handbook of intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Brown, J. B., Aczel, B., Jimenez, L., Kaufman, S. B., Mackintosh, N., & Plaisted, K. (2010). Intact implicit learning in autism spectrum conditions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1, 1-24.
- Geher, G., O’Brien, D. T., Gallup, A. C., Kaufman, S. B., & Garcia, J. R. (2010). Self-perceived mating intelligence predicts sexual behavior in college students: Empirical validation of a theoretical construct. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 29, 341-362.
- Kaufman, S. B. (2009). Faith in intuition is associated with decreased latent inhibition in a sample of high-achieving adolescents. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 3, 28-34.
- Kaufman, S. B., Christopher, E. M., & Kaufman, J. C. (2008). The genius portfolio: How do poets earn their creative reputations from multiple products? Empirical Studies of the Arts, 26, 181-196.
- Kaufman, S. B., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., Brown, J., & Mackintosh, N. (2009). Associative learning predicts intelligence above and beyond working memory and processing speed. Intelligence, 37, 374-382.
- Kaufman, S. B., DeYoung, C. G., Gray, J. R., Jimenez, L., Brown, J. B., & Mackintosh, N. (2010). Implicit learning as an ability. Cognition, 116, 321-340.
- Kaufman, S. B., & Kaufman, J. C. (2007). Ten years to expertise, ten more to greatness: An investigation of modern writers. Journal of Creative Behavior, 41, 114-124.
- Geher, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (2011). Mating intelligence. In R. J. Sternberg & S. B. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Kaufman, S. B. (2011). Intelligence and the cognitive unconscious. In R. J. Sternberg & S. B. Kaufman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Kaufman, S. B., Kozbelt, A., Bromley, M. L., & Miller, G. F. (2008). The role of creativity and humor in human mate selection. In G. Geher & G. Miller (Eds.), Mating intelligence: Sex, relationships, and the mind’s reproductive system. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Kaufman, S. B., & Sternberg, R. J. (2008). Conceptions of giftedness. In S. Pfeiffer (Ed.), Handbook of giftedness in children: Psycho-educational theory, research, and best practices. New York: Plenum.
- Cognitive Psychology
- Human Intelligence
Scott Barry Kaufman
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
- Phone: (215)746-5084