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What the "New" SAT Misses Big Time

The “new” SAT is causing a lot of debate and criticism. Rightly so. For many parents, students, educators, and college admissions committees, the revised SAT is just a minor variation on the same theme (e.g., more passage analysis, more relevant vocabulary, more focused math questions).

March 12, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Introducing… The Imagination Institute!

One of humanity’s most precious resources is imagination. Our ability to overcome the constraints of the present environment and travel to distant places and hopeful futures all in the mind is a skill that is hugely neglected in today’s society.

July 1, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Are Social Daydreams Related to Well-Being?

Daydreaming often gets a bad reputation. While yes– researchers have associated “lapses of attention” with memory loss and depression, here’s the thing: not all daydreaming is a lapse of attention.

April 16, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman
The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development

[This post was co-authored with Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer] Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments.

November 11, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman