Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific Director
Science of Imagination

Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of the Science of Imagination Project at the Positive Psychology Center. This research is supported by a research grant from the Imagination Institute. He conducts research on the measurement and development of imagination, creativity, and play, and teaches the popular undergraduate course Introduction to Positive Psychology. Kaufman is author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and co-author of the upcoming book Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). He is also host of The Psychology Podcast, co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American. Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his master's degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Q & A with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

Profile in the Pennsylvania Gazette

Article in the Atlantic: Would You Be Happier with a Different Personality?