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A bold reimagining of Maslow's famous hierarchy of needs and new insights for realizing your full potential.

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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Discover the 10 Things Great Artists, Writers, and Innovators Do Differently

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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman offers a new way of looking at intelligence.

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Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive.

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The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

A variety of perspectives and the most cutting-edge research on genes, talent, expertise, practice, creativity, savants, passion, and persistence.

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Toward a Positive Evolutionary Psychology

After reading The Origin of Species, the prominent Cambridge geologist Adam Sedgwickwrote the following letter to Charles Darwin, his esteemed former student and field assistant: If I did not think you a good tempered & truth loving man I should not tell you that . . . I have read your book with more pain than pleasure. […]

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Maslow on Creativity

This is my favorite quote on creativity: “What I am saying in effect is that the creativity of my subjects seemed to be an epiphenomenon of their greater wholeness and integration, which is what self-acceptance implies. The civil war within the average person between forces of the inner depths and the forces of defense and […]

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RIP Jerome L. Singer, “The Father of Daydreaming” (1924-2019)

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a dear friend and mentor, Jerome L. Singer (1924-2019; see obituary here). Jerry was “the father of daydreaming.” His seminal research conducted over a long span of 50+ years laid the foundations for virtually all current investigations of the costs and benefits of daydreaming and […]

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STUDY ALERT: The self-identified positive attributes and favourite activities of children on the autism spectrum

The self-identified positive attributes and favourite activities of children on the autism spectrum Megan Clark & Dawn Adams Background: When autism is viewed through a deficit lens the strengths, positive attributes and interests of individuals on the spectrum can be overshadowed. A strengths-based focus counteracts the deficit view that is traditionally associated with developmental disabilites. More […]

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The Policy Relevance of Personality Traits

The Policy Relevance of Personality Traits Wiebke Bleidorn et al., in press at American Psychologist Personality traits are powerful predictors of outcomes in the domains of education, work, relationships, health, and well-being. The recognized importance of personality traits has raised questions about their policy relevance – that is, their potential to inform policy actions designed […]

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STUDY ALERT: Are Sex Differences in Preferences for Physical Attractiveness and Good Earning Capacity in Potential Mates Smaller in Countries With Greater Gender Equality?

Lingshan Zhang, Anthony J. Lee, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones Abstract On average, women show stronger preferences for mates with good earning capacity than men do, while men show stronger preferences for physically attractive mates than women do. Studies reporting that sex differences in mate preferences are smaller in countries with greater gender […]

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Apr 13, 2020 New Haven, CT Yale University

Apr 20, 2020 Chicago Family Action Network

Apr 23, 2020 The Penn Bookstore Book Talk/Signing at the Penn Bookstore