Scott Barry Kaufman on The New Science of Self-Actualization
This week’s conversation is with Scott Barry Kaufman, 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.
In 2015, he was named one of "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.
Scott was a previous guest on Finding Mastery (#078) where we spent time diving into his journey and what made him the man he is today.
I wanted to have him back on because he just published a new book titled, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization… 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.
And that’s what we discuss in this conversation.
If you’re not familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, definitely check it out.
The needs are: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.
The interesting thing with this conversation is the timing.
As Scott mentions, right now our focus is on more pressing needs at the potential sacrifice of realizing our full potential.
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