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Beautiful Minds

Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-being

Modern rudeness in Stone Age minds with Amy Alkon

Advice columnist and science writer Amy Alkon sheds light on the evolutionary roots of modern impoliteness. She shares research on how to cure rudeness and make the world a friendlier place...

January 26, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

“What is it like to be a psychopath?”

Cognitive neuroscientist Kent Kiehl discusses his research and personal experience working with "those without conscience." Scott and Kent demystify the historically fascinating illness as it relates to criminal activity, genius, evil, flourishing, the brain, gender and treatment...

January 19, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

The Messy Minds of Creative People

The creative process-- from the first drop of paint on the canvas to the art exhibition-- involves a mix of emotions, drives, skills, and behaviors.

December 24, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

What Forms of Creativity Turn You On?

It’s no secret: creativity is sexy. People all over the world rank creativity as a highly desirable quality in a partner, and people who are creative across a variety of fields report more sexual partners (similar results have been found in specific fields such as visual art, music, and humor)...

December 16, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

The Science of Growing Smarter with Annie Murphy Paul

Science writer Annie Murphy Paul’s fresh perspective on intelligence and personality prompt a heart-to-heart about learning, intelligence assessments, growth mindsets and rethinking intelligence...

November 24, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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