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Rethinking Gifted Education with Scott Peters

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 9, 2019

Today it’s a great pleasure to have Dr. Scott Peters on the podcast. Dr. Peters is an associate professor of educational foundations and the Richard and Veronica Teller Endowed Faculty Fellow of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he teaches courses on measurement and assessment, research methodology, and gifted education. His research focuses on […]

Restoring the Playground with Gwen Gordon

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 25, 2019

“Play is life force itself… when we can sense and amplify its most life-affirming, transformative impulses, it will point us directly to the Playground.” Today it’s great pleasure to have Gwen Gordon on the podcast. Gordon began her career building Muppets for Sesame Street. Since leaving Sesame Street, Gwen developed Awakened Play, a play-based approach […]

Everyday Creativity with Ruth Richards

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 18, 2019

Today it’s great to have Ruth Richards on the podcast. Dr. Richards is a psychologist, psychiatrist, professor at Saybrook University, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has published numerous articles, edited/written three previous books on everyday creativity, and received the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (Division 10, American Psychological Association). Dr. […]

The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society with Nicholas Christakis

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 10, 2019

“We should be humble in the face of temptations to engineer society in opposition to our instincts. Fortunately, we do not need to exercise any such authority in order to have a good life. The arc of our evolutionary history is long. But it bends toward goodness.” -Nicholas Christakis Today we have Nicholas Christakis on […]

Moral Outrage in the Digital Age with Molly Crockett

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 4, 2019

Today it’s a pleasure to have Molly Crockett on the podcast. Dr. Crockett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. Prior to joining Yale, Dr Crockett was a faculty member at the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology and a Fellow […]

Ignite Your Character Strengths with Ryan Niemiec and Robert McGrath

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 21, 2019

Today it’s an honor to have Ryan Niemiec and Robert McGrath on the podcast. Ryan is an author or co-author of nine books, an award-winning psychologist, international keynoter, and education director of the VIA Institute on Character. Robert is Professor of Psychology at Farleigh Dickinson University, senior scientist at the VIA Institute, and has published […]

Closing the Critical Thinking Gap with Colin Seale

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 8, 2019

“At a certain point, the outcome is the opportunity. We have to focus on the bottom line: what is it going to take to get kids ready?” — Colin Seale Today it’s great to have Colin Seale on the podcast. Colin was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to a single mother and an […]

The Flexibility of Female Sexuality with Wednesday Martin

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 14, 2019

“There can be no autonomy without the autonomy to choose, without coercion or constraint, or in spite of it, who our lovers will be.” — Wednesday Martin Today we have Wednesday Martin on the podcast. Dr. Martin has worked as a writer and social researcher in New York City for more than two decades. The […]

The Alter Ego Effect with Todd Herman

by Scott Barry Kaufman, February 6, 2019

“At the end of your life, you won’t remember the thoughts or intentions you had. You’ll remember the actions you took. You’ll judge yourself by how you showed up, by what you did, what you said, how you acted, and whether you performed the way you knew you could in any of the stages of […]

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

by Scott Barry Kaufman, January 24, 2019

“Finding your voice, learning how to say what you mean, and how to listen deeply: this is one of the most rewarding journeys you can take.” — Oren Jay Sofer Today we have Oren Jay Sofer on the podcast. Sofer teaches meditation and communication nationally. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, […]

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