James C. Kaufman is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, and previously worked at California State University, San Bernardino. Kaufman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, and earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Yale University.
Kaufman’s work is centered in cognitive psychology, and he is best known for his research in creativity and mental illness. In particular, he is known for having coined the “Sylvia Plath Effect,” (named after the poet), which argues that female writers are generally more susceptible to mental illness than male writers, a concept that certainly has not gone without controversy or dismissal. Additionally, Kaufman is a founding co-editor of the academic journals Psychology of Popular Media Culture and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.
Popular works by Kaufman include Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom, Creativity 101, and Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science.
For his work, Kaufman has received awards including the Daniel E. Berlyne Award, the E. Paul Torrance Award from the National Association of Gifted Children, and the Rudolf Arnheim Award.
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James C. Kaufman is an American psychologist known for his research on creativity. He is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. Previously, he taught at the California State University, San Bernardino, where he directed the Learning Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology, where he worked with Robert J. Sternberg.Source: Wikipedia
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