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Scott Barry Kaufman

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Scott Barry Kaufman is an American humanistic psychologist, author, podcaster, and popular science writer. His writing and research focuses on intelligence, creativity, and human potential.
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - 2007-01-23 (first published in 1947)
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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the sof...
Scott Barry Kaufman
"It’s a blueprint for peace in a time of chaos... The cozy light, the fresh pajamas, the promise of rest and dreams, the chance to do it all again tomorrow? It was always within reach, and it didn’t last long. But it was enough." I still love this book.      source
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Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A Simple Path to Healing, Hope, and Peace
Seth J. Gillihan - 2022-12-06
A practicing psychologist--one of the top popularizers of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)--offers a fresh, welcome approach for treating mental health issues that speaks to our times, blending mindfulness and spirituality with CBT to effectively overcome negative thinking, achieve deep healing, and truly attain lasting peace.Mental health profes...
Scott Barry Kaufman
I am SOOOOO excited for this book! I am a huge fan of Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as @sethgillihan, so this book is the perfect combination of both. :)      source
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The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - 2013-01-29 (first published in 2012)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Scott Barry Kaufman
@nicoleshannon Have you read @susancain's excellent book on the topic?      source
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Yes, And
How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City
Kelly Leonard - 2015-02-03
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Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses.For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for som...
Scott Barry Kaufman
I highly recommend this book by @KLsecondcity:      source
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I Wonder
Annaka Harris - 2013-10-15
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“I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 bestseller Emotional Intell...
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@annakaharris @JeffreyDavis108 I love that book!      source
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Waking Up
A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Sam Harris - 2015-06-16 (first published in 2014)
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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who foll...
Scott Barry Kaufman
@JV_Greetings @SamHarrisOrg I really liked Sam's book.      source
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What Intelligence Tests Miss
The Psychology of Rational Thought
Keith E. Stanovich - 2010-02-01 (first published in 2009)
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An engaging discussion of the important cognitive characteristics missing from IQ tests Critics of intelligence tests—writers such as Robert Sternberg, Howard Gardner, and Daniel Goleman—have argued in recent years that these tests neglect important qualities such as emotion, empathy, and interpersonal skills. However, such critiques imply that tho...
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This book by Keith Stanovich is massively underrated:      source
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Wired to Create
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind
Scott Barry Kaufman - 2016-12-27 (first published in 2015)
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Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman's groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire's popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the "messy minds" of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, alon...
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@DooleyNoTedd @fallinlovia @psychpodcast We’re gonna do something on Clubhouse soon. Good book choice :)      source
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Straightforward Statistics
Understanding the Tools of Research
Glenn Geher - 2014-05-01
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Straightforward Statistics: Understanding the Tools of Research is a clear and direct introduction to statistics for the social, behavioral, and life sciences. Based on the author's extensive experience teaching undergraduate statistics, this book provides a narrative presentation of the core principles that provide the foundation for modern-day st...
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@Its_Piotr Even just an introductory statistics class would be great. In terms of books, I like @glenngeher's "Straightforward Statistics" ( and Barry Cohen's "Explaining Psychological Statistics" ( Hope that helps!      source
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Explaining Psychological Statistics
Barry H. Cohen - 2013-12-04 (first published in 1995)
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This second edition of a successful textbook offers graduate psychology students a unique pedagogical system to learning statistical concepts....
Scott Barry Kaufman
@Its_Piotr Even just an introductory statistics class would be great. In terms of books, I like @glenngeher's "Straightforward Statistics" ( and Barry Cohen's "Explaining Psychological Statistics" ( Hope that helps!      source
Weird by Olga Khazan
Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll
Peak by Anders Ericsson
The Robot's Rebellion by Keith E. Stanovich
The Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert A. Simon
Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus