Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

Cognitive and Humanistic Psychologist; Founder and Director, Center for Human Potential; Former Adjunct Associate Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University; Honorary Principal Fellow, Center for Wellbeing Science, University of Melbourne; Former Scientific Director, The Imagination Institute, University of Pennsylvania; Host of the #1 Psychology Podcast, The Psychology Podcast, with over 30 million downloads; Columnist, “Beautiful Minds,” Scientific American; Author, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization (2020), Twice Exceptional (2018), and Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined (2015); Co-Author, Learned Helplessness (2020), Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt (2022), Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (2016), and “Imagination Is the Seed of Creativity” (2018, The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity)


Future-Ready Brains

NY Sheraton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 18-20, 2024

Keynote I: The Science of Student Empowerment: Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential in an Age of Uncertainty

Teaching Purposeful Brains

Virtual Conference  April 17-18, 2021

Keynote: Setting Sail: The Need for Exploration, Love, and Purpose in a Sea of Uncertainty

Schooling the Self

New York, NY  April 8-10, 2021

Reaching for Greatness

Westin Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA  November 16-18, 2018

Keynote Address I: Finding Your Personal Greatness