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A clip from a musical I co-wrote with Michael Bitterman, Discovering Magenta (he did the music; I did book and lyrics).
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Working on a project on creativity in which me and my collaborator are interviewing accomplished creative folks. If you're an accomplished creative person or know one, please drop me a line!
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Sorry -- I haven't learned much about how to use Google-Plus -- for now, we're talking to a wide variety of folks. I'm realizing that time resources are keeping me from my ideal (which would be to interview virtually everyone).
MOre soon-ish.
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About to go East for a bit. Looking forward to American Psychological Association. If you are a creativity researcher, Division 10 is devoted to the psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts (actually, it's devoted to that regardless of whether you're a creativity researcher) -- worth joining (you get a cool journal). Lots of great Division 10 programming this year!
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First post here. I have no clue if this will take off. Still trying to figure out the Circles concept. I think it could be clever if it takes off.
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I really like it a lot. Circles are a way to segregate your contacts so that you can only share certain information (and certain pictures, posts, etc) with certain people. If you want to share a naughty joke and don't want your Mom to see it, you don't include your 'family' circle when you post it. You can also make circles for specific interests and only include those who are related to that interest in your circle. That way, you can click on that category on the left side and only see their posts in your stream. Pretty ingenious.
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My latest blog from Psychology Today
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Still catching up post-APA. Lots of new ideas, projects, collaborations, etc!
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But the Cognitive Science conference will be in Sapporo Japan in 2012 :-(
Decisions, decisions.
I DID talk to a couple of people at CogSci this year about putting together a creativity symposium. If Japan is too far/expensive maybe APA division 10 would have us???
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Great resources from a great scholar!
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Help me circle-source a list of online readings, videos, comics, etc. for teaching introductory psychology.

For the past two years, I've been gathering and categorizing blog posts and other resources. I've already added 180 categorized entries to this public Google Spreadsheet:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsSdDrkCc9RidDhxMlBtTDJTZ0VFcjNnQXp1OXNsTWc&hl=en_US&pli=1#gid=0

Have you written about classic or current findings in psychology online and in a publicly available (free) location? Have you run across great blog posts, newspaper articles, or magazines that give an interesting take on psychology. Have you found great online videos or comics to illustrate a point? If so, please help by adding them

The first column provides a drop down menu of typical intro psych textbook chapters (please try to find the best fit). The other columns should be self-explanatory based on the content I've already added.

Why I'm doing this:

This fall I'm going to be teaching an Introductory Psychology course, and I've decided to teach it without using a textbook. My reasons are many, and I'll write about them at some point soon. Given the explosion in good science writing online, I think there are now enough online resources to cover almost all the core content for an intro course in a more engaging way than a textbook can. For me, a huge advantage of this approach is that it allows me to assign articles, essays, or blog posts that present conflicting views or that express scientific opinions. I hope to encourage students to think critically about the readings, and I hope that this approach will encourage them to explore more on their own as well. And, I hope that with more engaging (and free) readings, more students will do them.

Please share this with others who might be interested (you can email the link and my message to people not on Google + if you want). I hope that this document will prove to be a useful resource.
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I haven't done much filtering of these yet -- mostly selected based on topic covered. I also tried to pick some that I thought were not terribly great pieces (I won't say which ones) so that I could have students try to pick apart the arguments and read multiple perspectives. I'll be doing quite a bit of filtering of which ones I assign.
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  • University of Connecticut
    Professor of Educational Psychology, 2013 - present
  • California State University at San Bernardino
    Psychology professor who studies creativity, 2002 - 2013
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    Associate Research Scientist, 2000 - 2002
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James C. Kaufman, PhD, is an Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he directs the Learning Research Institute. Dr. Kaufman's research focuses on the nurturance, structure, and assessment of creativity. He is the author or editor of more than 175 publications, including 22 books either published or in press. These books include Creativity 101 (2009), Essentials of Creativity Assessment (with Jonathan Plucker and John Baer, 2008), and The International Handbook of Creativity (with Robert J. Sternberg, 2006). His research has been featured on CNN, NPR, and the BBC and in the New York TimesLos Angeles Times, and New Yorker. Kaufman in the President-Elect of the American Psychological Association's Division 10, Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. He is the founding co-editor of Division 10's official journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and is also the founding editor of the new APA journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture. He is the associate editor of Psychological Assessment and Journal of Creative Behavior, the editor of International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, and the series editor of the Psych 101 series (Springer). He received the 2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from APA's Division 10, the 2008 E. Paul Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and the 2009 Early Career Research Award from the Western Psychological Association.
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  • Yale University
    Cognitive Psychology, 1995 - 2000
  • University of Southern California
    Psychology/Creative Writing, 1991 - 1995
  • Mt. Carmel High School
    1989 - 1991