Pre-meeting Columbus Day Dinner at 6:30pm and a special Columbus Day Parent Event at 7p.m. on Monday, Oct 9 at Glenbard South High School.
Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist who offers a new way of looking at intelligence, employing cutting-edge research in neuroscience, to question conventional wisdom about childhood predictors of adult success, going beyond traditional metrics of intelligence (e.g., IQ, standardized tests), to help everyone-all kinds of minds- lead fulfilling, and successful lives.
A graduate of Yale and Cambridge University, he is the Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and a researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
As Kaufman details his experiences as a child growing up with a learning disability, he will share techniques that can help students tap into their unique abilities, passions and personal creative potential, inspiring all to engage, dream big and believe in themselves.
His books include Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, the Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity and the Many Paths to Greatness and Wired to Create: Unraveling the mysteries of the Creative Mind.
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.
Arguing for a more holistic approach to intelligence and advocating for personally meaningful and publicly recognized forms of success this talk will change how you think about human behavior.