Summit 2019

SESSION 4: Scott Barry Kaufman PhD | Exploring Your Bright, Uniquely Wired Child's Gifts

Talk Description, Speaker Bio, and Resources

Dr. Kaufman offers a refreshing reframe of what intelligence truly looks like and how it relates to quirkiness. He shares his thoughts on diagnoses and how we can best frame and use them towards reaching full potential. He shares key insights into building confidence in our 2e kids, from finding their niche to contributing to the world in authentic ways. He speaks about “flow state” as the interconnection of grit, interest, and energy, and how we can encourage our 2e child’s engagement in these ways. He speaks about the power of our admiration, and parts with wisdom for parents that leaves us feeling both motivated and validated.

Scott Barry KaufmanScott Barry Kaufman is a psychologist at Barnard College, Columbia University who 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 Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties, Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire), Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, 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.



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