Author Archives: Scott Barry Kaufman

Finding Inner Harmony: The Underappreciated Legacy of Karen Horney

She believed in the great potential for growth and development

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Finding Inner Harmony: The Underappreciated Legacy of Karen Horney

She believed in the great potential for growth and development

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Post-Traumatic Growth: Finding Meaning and Creativity in Adversity

Resilience and strength can often be attained through unexpected routes

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The Neuroscience of Free Will: A Q&A with Robyn Repko Waller

We discuss blending philosophy and neuroscience in unraveling the mysteries of free will

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Why Don’t People Care That Men Don’t Choose Caregiving Professions?

People attribute the lack of women in STEM fields to external factors but attribute the lack of men in helping professions to internal ones

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Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up?

New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife

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Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up?

New research investigates continuity and change in narcissism from young adulthood to midlife

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Toward a Positive Evolutionary Psychology

A new book integrates positive psychology and evolutionary psychology to help advance the human condition

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Autism: More Than Meets the Eye

How ability can grow out of seeming disability

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Toward a New Frontier in Human Intelligence: The Person-Centered Approach

New research is shedding light on how intelligence changes and develops over time

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Can a Pill Really Help You Live Longer?

A new supplement claims to use complex systems science to help increase the human life span

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Are Trigger Warnings Actually Helpful?

New research suggests that trigger warnings are, at best, trivially helpful.

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The Light Triad vs. Dark Triad of Personality

New research contrasts two very different profiles of human nature.

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The Neuroscience of Creativity: A Q&A with Anna Abraham

The latest state of the field of the neuroscience of creativity

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Why Do People Mistake Narcissism for High Self-Esteem?

Why people form such positive first impressions of narcissists

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The One Personality Trait That is Ripping America (And the World) Apart

People who are antagonistic resonate more with populist messages.

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Are Narcissists More Likely to Experience Imposter Syndrome?

The surprising link between narcissism and imposter syndrome

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IQ and Society

The deeply interconnected web of IQ and societal outcomes

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Beautiful Minds: The Next Generation

Beautiful Minds is getting an upgrade

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The Pressing Need for Everyone to Quiet Their Egos

Why quieting the ego strengthens your best self

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Narcissism and Self-Esteem Are Very Different

Narcissism and self-esteem have very different developmental pathways and outcomes.

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Toward an Imagination Science

Is imagination a fixed ability, or can it be enhanced through targeted intervention?

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There Is No One Way to Live a Good Life

Humanistic psychology is an uplifting, compassionate view of humanity

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What Can Musicians Teach Us about Imagination?

Insights about imagination from a discussion with classical musicians

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The Science of Passionate Sex

How to have hot sex, according to science

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How Can We Cultivate Grit and Imagination in the Classroom?

Innovative Educator’s Summit focuses on the intersection of grit and imagination in the classroom

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What Can Comedians Teach Us about Imagination?

Insights about imagination from a discussion with comedians

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What Are Everyday Daydreamers Like?

Exciting new research compares daydreaming in the laboratory with that in the real world

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Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

The real link between personality and well-being

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2 Beautiful Minds We Lost in 2016

Remembering two great psychologists

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