Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD is a professor of psychology at Columbia University, a columnist for Scientific American, the host of The Psychology Podcast, and author of many books, including Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). He studies creativity, intelligence, and humanistic psychology and focuses on how to remove the blocks that impede living well.
What you'll learn from this episode:
How to remove the blocks that impeded your personal growth.
Why you should love the hater and embrace criticism.
How to distinguish healthy versus unhealthy thought patterns.
What improv comedy classes can teach you about living your best life.
How Scott measures and believes we can nurture intelligence.
And much more!
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Resources from this episode:
Beautiful Minds at Scientific American
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide to Keto, by Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healthline
Ask the Doctor: What Is Hypomania? by Michael Craig Miller, M.D., Harvard Mental Health Letter
Hypomania: The Misunderstood Mood by Sally Buchanan-Hagen, bphope.com
COMT Gene, US National Library of Medicine
DRD4 Gene, US National Library of Medicine
What is Humanistic Psychology?, Encyclopaedia Britannica
What Does it Mean to Be Self-Actualized in the 21st Century? by Scott Barry Kaufman
Carl Rogers Biography (1902-1987) by Kendra Cherry, verywellmind
How to Be an Optimal Human by Scott Barry Kaufman
Intellectual Humility: An Interpersonal Theory by Maura Priest, Ergo
Become 10% Happier with Dan Harris, The Psychology Podcast
Is Tranquility Right for Everyone? by Scott Barry Kaufman
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined by Scott Barry Kaufman
How Can We Cultivate Grit and Imagination in the Classroom? by Scott Barry Kaufman
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creative People Are... by Scott Barry Kaufman
Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People? by Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W., Psychology Today
ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure by Florence Williams, Outside
Humanism, Enlightenment and Progress with Steven Pinker, The Psychology Podcast
Tim Ferriss on Accelerated Learning, Peak Performance and Living the Good Life, The Psychology Podcast
Talking Mastery and Social Intelligence with Author Robert Greene, The Psychology Podcast
Angela Duckworth on Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, The Psychology Podcast
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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