New Hartford Central School District
proudly presentsDr. Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who studies the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality. In his book Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, he takes a look at why our society is so obsessed with measuring intelligence, instead of using the test results to inform tailored interventions to help all people succeed.He is the Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and a researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he investigates the measurement and development of imagination. His new book about creativity and imagination is Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (co-authored with Carolyn Gregoire). Martin Seligman calls him the “leading empirical creativity researcher of his generation.”Dr. Kaufman was formerly an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University. He is a co-founder of the popular nonprofit website The Creativity Post, writes the blog “Beautiful Minds” for Scientific American Mind, and is co-editor of the book The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays. Kaufman is on the editorial board of journals BioMed Central Psychology and Journal of Intelligence. He has a doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University and a master’s degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.Please join New Hartford Central School District on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 6:30 - 7:30 at the James A. Meyers Performing Arts Center as we welcome Dr. Kaufman for this special presentation. This program is free and open to all New Hartford residents. Please register through the New Hartford Central School District webpage under the Community Tab/Scott Barry Kaufman by September 1, 2016.