I get asked a lot for resources on my favorite topics-- creativity, intelligence, education, and well-being. So I decided to consolidate everything on one site! I'm super excited to announce my brand new website: http://scottbarrykaufman.com Check it out and let me know what you think...
Grit is a lucid, informative and entertaining review of the latest research on grit and how it can be developed
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes
Creators are not mere experts. Instead of deliberately practicing down an already existing path, they often create their own path for others to follow
Science-informed suggestions to help you have greater health, growth, and happiness.
There can be substantial trade-offs between seeking happiness and seeking meaning in life
Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
It's a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing...
Introversion is one of the most misunderstood (yet most widely recognized and talked about) dimensions of human personality. Here's a video that summarizes the latest science of introversion...
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.
New research suggests that we may be actively penalizing our most creative students.
New research shows why narcissists become less popular over time.
Mindful daydreamers, imaginatively gritty, passionately introverted, openly sensitive, playfully serious, logically intuitive and more.
Do you often act first and then worry immediately about the consequences of your actions? Do you say whatever enters your mind but then immediately regret what you’ve just said?...
Power corrupts, but power doesn't corrupt everyone equally
If you seek high well-being, your best bets are gratitude and love of learning.
We spend so much time on standardized testing and measuring learning ability that we don’t track how much we’re developing the key competencies that enable us to imagine what could be...
Today would have been my mentor's 80th birthday. Happy Birthday Nick and thanks for showing me that mentors really do matter.
Autism and schizophrenia are related to different forms of creativity