Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman to Be Featured on Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Class’
11 Oct 2022
APB speaker Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman will be the featured guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “The Life You Want Class,” which will be available tonight at 7 p.m. EST on oprahdaily.com. Kaufman, a renowned humanistic psychologist, founder of the center for the science of human potential and host of “The Psychology Podcast” will discuss the impact that comes with reframing life's challenges and practicing gratitude, according to Winfrey’s website.
“I know for sure that when you focus on goodness, you create more of it, and acknowledging what you have and what you are grateful for completely shifts the way you see the world,” Winfrey says. “It isn’t always easy, but it is often when you feel the least thankful that practicing gratitude can offer much-needed perspective.”
Through his work, Kaufman explores the depths of human potential by challenging traditional metrics of success. Using his research, knowledge of the science and enthusiasm, Kaufman helps all kinds of minds live a more creative, fulfilling and self-actualized life.
His early educational experiences made him realize the deep reservoir of untapped potential of students, including bright and creative children who have been diagnosed with a learning disability. Today, Kaufman shares the science of thriving at work and growing from setback, as well as how to foster self-actualization and creativity in the workplace and in education.
Kaufman’s latest book Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization, presents a new hierarchy of human needs for the 21st century, one that allows for the fulfillment of individual potential, as well as the actualization of transcendent purpose and peak experiences. He is the author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties, The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice, The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays and The Psychology of Creative Writing.
Kaufman has taught courses on intelligence, creativity and well-being at Columbia University, NYU and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, Kaufman was asked by Angela Duckworth to take over her course, Introduction to Positive Psychology as she was working on her book Grit. Upon the book’s completion, she asked Kaufman to keep the class as it had become so popular under his leadership. During his tenure as Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, he investigated how we measure human potential, perseverance, achievement and creativity.