|Scott Barry Kaufman|
[Scott Barry Kaufman is now at the University of Pennsylvania.]
I’m interested in the nature, measurement, and development of intelligence, creativity, imagination and personality. I like to apply a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and way of achieving greatness. Recently, I proposed The Theory of Personal Intelligence, where I (a) try to integrate research on psychometric intelligence with experimental work on spontaneous cognition, and (b) take into account an individual's personal goals, developmental trajectory, and unique constellation of personal characteristics.
Research interests include intelligence testing, conceptions of giftedness, prodigies, prodigious savants, people with schizotypy and autism spectrum disorder, late bloomers, individual differences in humor production, mating intelligence, the evolution of creativity, and the philosophy of creativity. From 2009-2010, I was was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies, Free University of Brussels.
I am co-founder of The Creativity Post, and I write the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind. I am also on the editorial board of two open-access scientific journals: BioMed Central (BMC) Psychology (section editor) and Journal of Intelligence. I am the recipient of the 2011 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research on the arts, aesthetics, and creativity by a junior scholar.
To learn more, go to http://www.scottbarrykaufman.com.
Courses Taught: Cognitive Psychology, Human Intelligence
Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love (with Glenn Geher)
The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (Editor, with Robert J. Sternberg)
The Psychology of Creative Writing (Editor, with James C. Kaufman)
The Philosophy of Creativity (in preparation with Elliot Samuel Paul)
Kaufman, S.B., Reynolds, M.R., Liu, X., Kaufman, A.S., & McGrew, K.S. (2012). Are cognitive
Kaufman, S.B., DeYoung, C.G., Reis, D.L., & Gray, J.R. (2011). General intelligence predicts reasoning
Kaufman, S.B. (2011). Intelligence and the cognitive unconscious. In R.J. Sternberg &
Geher, G., & Kaufman, S.B. (2011). Mating intelligence. To appear in R.J.
Kaufman, S.B., DeYoung, C.G., Gray, J.R., & Jimenéz, L., Brown, J.B., & Mackintosh, N.
Brown, J.B., Aczel, B., Jimenéz, L., Kaufman, S.B., Mackintosh, N., & Plaisted, K.
Geher, G., O’Brien, D.T., Gallup, A.C., Kaufman, S.B., & Garcia, J.R. (2010).
Kaufman, S.B. (2009). Beyond general intelligence: The dual-process theory of human
Kaufman, S.B., DeYoung, C.G., Gray, J.R., Brown, J., & Mackintosh, N. (2009). Associative
Kaufman, S.B. (2007). Sex differences in mental rotation and spatial visualization ability:
Kaufman, S.B., & Singer, J.L. (2004). Applying the theory of successful intelligence to
Kaufman, S.B. (in press). Opening up Openness to Experience: A four-factor model and
Kaugman, J.C., Kaufman, S.B., & Lichtenberger, E.O. (2011). Finding creative potential on
Gabora, L., & Kaufman, S.B. (2011). Evolutionary approaches to creativity.
Kaufman, S.B. (2009). Faith in intuition is associated with decreased latent inhibition in a
Kaufman, S.B., & Kozbelt, A. (2009). The tears of a clown: Understanding comedy writers.
Kaufman, S.B., & Sternberg, R.J. (2008). Conceptions of giftedness. In S. Pfeiffer (Ed.),
Kaufman, S.B., Kozbelt, A., Bromley, M.L., & Miller, G.F. (2008). The role of creativity
Kaufman, S.B., Christopher, E.M. & Kaufman, J.C. (2008). The genius portfolio: How do poets
Kaufman, S.B., Christopher, E.M, & Kaufman, J.C. (2007). Ten years to expertise, ten more to greatness:
Kaufman, S.B. (2007). Genius. In C.R. Reynolds & Fletcher-Janzen, E. (Eds). Encyclopedia of
Kaufman, S.B., & Sternberg, R.J. (2007). Giftedness in the Euro-American culture. In S.N.