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How to focus on growth as a path to flourishing with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

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  • 00:52 Scott's dissenting view on flourishing and his focus on growth and self-actualization

  • 02:36 Discussion about Scott's upcoming book "Choose Growth" and his campaign

  • 03:37 Introduction to Scott's new form of coaching called self-actualization coaching

  • 04:50 Information about Scott's Center for Human Potential and his personal website

  • 07:54 Scott's perspective on flourishing and the importance of individual definitions

  • 08:58 The sailboat metaphor and its components in Scott's work

  • 12:52 Scott's work on education and his vision for a human-centered education system

  • 19:23 The significance of the dark side of flourishing and the importance of authenticity

  • 21:56 Scott's perspective on the word "flourishing" and his preference for "transcendence"

  • 23:00 The importance of integrating all aspects of oneself for self-actualization

  • 28:08 The connection between virtue and humility in the Aristotelian view of flourishing

  • 30:05 The importance of authenticity and the B vs D framework in understanding human potential

  • 38:30 Scott's perspective on the word "flourishing" and his preference for "growth"

  • 52:37 Scott's lesson on self-actualization and a practical step to put it into action

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Meet Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

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Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the mind, creativity, and the depths of human potential. He is founder and director of the Center for the Science of Human Potential and an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science.


Dr. Kaufman has taught at Columbia University, Yale, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Dr. Kaufman received a B.S. in psychology and human computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon, an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University.


Dr. Kaufman hosts the #1 psychology podcast in the world— The Psychology Podcast— which has received over 20 million downloads and was included in Business Insider’s list of “9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior.”

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