Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman (born June 3, 1979) is an American psychologist, author, and popular science writer known for his research and writing on intelligence and creativity. Most media attention has focused on Kaufman’s attempt to redefine intelligence. [1] [2] [3] Kaufman is Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center [4] at the University of Pennsylvania . He is also co-founder of the Creativity Post [5] and author of “Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined”. [6] Kaufman won the 2011 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Associationfor outstanding research on aesthetics, creativity, and the arts by a junior scholar, [7] and is a 2011-2012 recipient of the Mensa International Award for Excellence in Research. [8] He is listed on Business Insider as one of the “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world”. [9] Continue Reading “Scott Barry Kaufman”

Todd Siler

Todd Siler , PhD (born August 23, 1953) is an American multimedia artist, author, educator, and inventor, also known for his art and for his work in creativity research. A graduate of Bowdoin College , he became the first visual artist to be awarded a PhD from MIT (interdisciplinary studies in Psychology and Art, 1986). Silent began advocating the full integration of the arts and sciences in the 1970s and is the founder of the ArtScience Program and movement. Continue Reading “Todd Siler”

Marci Segal

Marci Segal is recognized for contributions to the fields of creativity and psychology , and for founding World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21. Her work frees people’s thinking so they can create new futures. She advocates honoring individual differences and leveraging commonalities: personal and interpersonal elements, behaviors, systems, processes, and tools and methods for engagement when new thinking is on the agenda. Continue Reading “Marci Segal”

Rosie Rosenzweig

Rosie Rosenzweig is a resident scholar at Brandeis University ‘s Women’s Studies Research Center. [1] She studies creativity, Jewish feminism, and meditation. [2] She has received both her BA in English and MA in English and American literature from Indiana University . Rosenzweig also writes to the Boston Jewish Spirituality Column via [3] [4] Continue Reading “Rosie Rosenzweig”

Sid Parnes

Sidney J. Parnes (January 5, 1922 – August 19, 2013) was an American academic who was professor at Buffalo State College (located in Buffalo, New York ) and co-founder of the International Center for Studies in Creativity. The Center is housed within the Buffalo State College , one of the only places in the world that offers a Masters of Science degree in Creativity . The department also offers a distance learning version of the undergraduate degree in Creative Studies. [1] Continue Reading “Sid Parnes”

Ruth Noller

Ruth B. Noller (October 6, 1922 – June 3, 2008) from Sarasota, formerly of Buffalo , is known for her work as a scholar in creative studies. Dr. Noller was a Navy veteran of World War II, mathematician, and Distinguished Service Emeritus Professor at State University of New York. [1] Her articles and publications include “Mentoring: A Voiced Scarf, Scratching the Surface of Creative Problem Solving” and with Sid Parnes , “The Creative Action Guide and Creative Action Book.” [2] Continue Reading “Ruth Noller”

James C. Kaufman

James C. Kaufman (born September 21, 1974) is a psychologist known for his research on creativity. He is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut . Previously, he taught at the California State University, San Bernardino , where he directed the Learning Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology , where he worked with Robert J. Sternberg . Continue Reading “James C. Kaufman”

Tim Hurson

Tim Hurson (born 1946) is a speaker, writer and creativity theorist living in Toronto, Ontario , Canada . He was born in Johannesburg , South Africa , and grew up in New York City , USA . He is now a Canadian citizen. He was educated at The Peddie School in Hightstown , New Jersey , and went to college at Oberlin College in Ohio . [1] Continue Reading “Tim Hurson”

Roland L. Fischer

Roland L. Fischer (1915 in Budapest , Hungary – 1997 in Majorca , Spain [1] ) was an experimental psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist known for his early work on schizophrenia, the perception-hallucination continuum model of altered states of consciousness , and for his work one tasting qui later Contributed to research Supporting supertasting . [2] : 226 [3] : 9 [4] Fischer was formerly professor of experimental psychiatry and associate professor of pharmacology at Ohio State University (1958-1971),[5] and also held academic posts at George Washington University, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins University. [6] : 13, 259-260 Continue Reading “Roland L. Fischer”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ( / m i h aɪ tʃ i k s ɛ n t m i h aɪ / , Hungarian : Csíkszentmihályi Mihály , pronounced [t͡ʃiːksɛntmihaːji Mihaj] ( listen )  ; born September 29, 1934) is a Hungarian psychologist. He recognized and named the psychological concept of flow , a highly focused mental state. [1] [2] [ page needed ]He is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University . He is the head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College . [3] Continue Reading “Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi”