Photo: Adapted from Thomas Hawk, Graffiti by Banksy s Asimov declared in his famous 1959 essay on creativity and idea generation, “The world in general disapproves of creativity.” The idea that both current and past cultures tend to disapprove of creativity might initially seem counterintuitive. After all, don’t we all aspire to be more creative? […]
About Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., is scientific director of the Imagination Institute and investigates the measurement and development of imagination, creativity and well-being in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written or edited six previous books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined. He is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, host of The Psychology Podcast, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American.
About Carolyn Gregoire
Carolyn Gregoire is a senior writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on psychology, neuroscience and human behavior. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Newsweek, Tech Insider and other publications. She has spoken at TEDx and the Harvard Public Health Forum, and has appeared on MSNBC, the Today show, the History Channel and HuffPost Live.