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The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

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Mar 27, 2017

Scott is a researcher, author, and speaker who is deeply interested in using psychological science to help everyone– all kinds of minds— live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. A main takeaway from his work is that everyone is capable of creativity, the key is finding the thing that will let them shine the most. Scott is the scientific director of the Imagination Institute, and conducts research in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also teach the popular undergraduate course Introduction to Positive Psychology. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review. He also writes a regular column at Scientific American called Beautiful Minds, and is the host of The Psychology Podcast, which was recently named by Business Insider as a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior”. We'll dive into all things creativity and unpack some surprising findings on how you can start engineering creativity even if you don't consider yourself a creative person. We dive into topics like, how to define creativity, why Scott got into studying creativity, how psychology started off as a study of what’s wrong, the emerging field of positive psychology, a new way of thinking about personality disorders, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, what it takes to really achieve high levels of creativity developing a creative mindset, the right brain left brain myth, how flow state and creativity are related, creative minds are messy minds, and so much more.

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