Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman

Adjunct Associate Professor




226 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall (second floor)
By Appointment


Scott Barry Kaufman is interested in using psychological science to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Kaufman has over 60 scientific publications on intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-being. In addition to writing the column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American, he also hosts The Psychology Podcast, which was named by Business Insider a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior.” Kaufman is author and/or editor of 8 books, including Ungifted: Intelligence RedefinedWired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire), Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties, and The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice. Kaufman received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. You can find out more at