Webinar: Transcend: the new science of self-actualization

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Scott Barry Kaufman, internationaal bekend psycholoog, doet speciaal voor Talentissimo een webinar over zijn nieuwe boek Transcend! Dr. Kaufman werkte eerder met Martin Seligman (bekende van de theorie van aangeleerde hulpeloosheid), Angela Duckworth (Grit) en was een mentee van Robert Sternberg. Eerder schreef hij boeken als ‘Ungifted’, waarin hij de definitie van intelligentie aan de kaak stelt.  Tijdens de webinar voor Talentissimo zal hij ingaan op zijn nieuwe theorie voor zelf-actualisatie. De avond is in het Engels, daarom wat meer informatie over het boek en de avond in het Engels:

A bold reimagining of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs–and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life.

When psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman first discovered Maslow’s unfinished theory of transcendence, sprinkled throughout a cache of unpublished journals, lectures, and essays, he felt a deep resonance with his own work and life. In this groundbreaking book, Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, unraveling the mysteries of his unfinished theory, and integrating these ideas with the latest research on attachment, connection, creativity, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived.

Kaufman’s new hierarchy of needs provides a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment–not by striving for money, success, or “happiness,” but by becoming the best version of ourselves, or what Maslow called self-actualization. While self-actualization is often thought of as a purely individual pursuit, Maslow believed that the full realization of potential requires a merging between self and the world. We don’t have to choose either self-development or self-sacrifice, but at the highest level of human potential we show a deep integration of both. Transcend reveals this level of human potential that connects us not only to our highest creative potential, but also to one another.

With never-before-published insights and new research findings, along with exercises and opportunities to gain insight into your own unique personality, this empowering book is a manual for self-analysis and nurturing a deeper connection not only with our highest potential but also with the rest of humanity.

Wat bekende auteurs en wetenschappers zeggen over het werk van dr. Kaufman: 

“What a masterpiece! Maslow 2.0—a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what Maslow meant by self-transcendence. Part biography, part treatise, part how-to guide . . . I loved it!”
—Angela Duckworth, professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania; CEO and founder of Character Lab; and New York Times–bestselling author of Grit
“This is the book we’ve all been waiting for—nothing less than a breathtaking new psy­chology of humanity. Kaufman will show you how to live your life to the fullest, and in the service of others—all at the same time.”
—Susan Cain, New York Times–bestselling author of Quiet
“This splendid book is a twofer. It’s a retelling of the life of Abraham Maslow woven through an insightful updating of Maslow’s theory.”
—Martin Seligman, director, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Hope Circuit

“Synthesizing Maslow’s wisdom with modern research, Scott Barry Kaufman takes our understanding of the good life to higher planes. Maslow would have been proud!”
—Tal Ben-Shahar, cofounder of the Happiness Studies Academy
“This is one of the most comprehensive books on what psychology has to say about the path to personal fulfillment. I walked away with a new, sophisticated lens for viewing the motivations behind my actions. I suspect readers will be equally enlightened.”
—Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., professor of psychology, George Mason University, and author of The Upside of Your Dark Side

Over de spreker

Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is interested in using his research to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized life.

Scott received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.  In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider, and in 2019 he was listed as one of the “top 20 psychologists 40 & under” by TheBestSchools.org.

Scott likes to share his enthusiasm of psychology through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast. He writes the column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American and hosts The Psychology Podcast, which has received over 10 million downloads. Kaufman’s writing has appeared in The AtlanticPsychology Today, and Harvard Business Review.

Dr. Kaufman’s books include:

Things Scott did in his past life:

  • Scott was director of research at the 2e Center, Bridges Academy.
  • From 2014-2017, Dr. Kaufman was at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was scientific director of the Imagination Institute. In this role, he oversaw a project to advance the measurement, growth, and improvement of imagination across all sectors of society. The Imagination Institute funded 16 research projects to advance the measurement of imagination. They also hosted gatherings of the world’s most imaginative and creative people across 12 domains of human progress (the “Imagination Retreats“).
  • At the University of Pennsylvania, he also taught the course “Introduction to Positive Psychology”, which was one of the most popular courses at the university.
  • Dr. Kaufman is on the advisory board of The Future Project, a non-profit dedicated to working with schools to unlock the limitless potential of every young person in this country.
  • Dr. Kaufman co-founded The Creativity Post with Milena Fisher and Elliot Samuel Paul.
  • Dr. Kaufman is classically trained in vocal performance and likes to sing musical theatre (his inspiration is Terrence Mann). He also plays the cello (he was taught by his grandfather Harry Gorodetzer, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra), and he likes to dances hip hop recreationally.
  • In 2005 and 2007, Scott was rejected from American Idol. So he did what he does best: he analyzed how to win American Idol.

Praktische informatie:

  • 29 juni 2020, 20 tot ongeveer 21 uur
  • Voor volwassenen, begeleiders, ouders
  • Locatie: online, je hebt hiervoor geen ingewikkeld programma of webcam nodig (info volgt per mail)
  • Kosten: een vrijwillige bijdrage, de suggestie is 10 euro maar meer of minder mag ook! Dit geld wordt gebruikt om de 145+ programma’s mee te ontwikkelen en bekostigen. Je krijgt per mail informatie over hoe je dit kunt bijdragen.