Choose Growth with Scott Barry Kaufman and Jordyn Feingold

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In this week’s podcast, Sonya sits down with the authors of Choose Growth, a workbook designed to guide readers through their commitment to growth and self-actualization. The book was created by psychologist and host of The Psychology Podcast Scott Barry Kaufman and positive medicine physician and researcher Jordyn Feingold. The workbook includes exercises grounded in positive psychology and the core principles of humanistic psychology.

Scott is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist. He is a professor at Columbia University and the founder and director of the Center for Human Potential. Scott has authored a number of books, including Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. He received his B.S. in psychology and human computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon, an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University.

Jordyn is a psychiatry resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her BA and Master of Applied Positive Psychology. She is involved in research, curriculum development and advocacy work around clinician well-being. Her goal is to shift the focus of medicine from treatment to well-being.

In this week’s episode, Sonya sat down with Scott and Jordan to talk about what it means to choose growth, motivations, high quality connections and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • What it means to choose growth
  • The importance of nurturing ourselves
  • The sailboat metaphor
  • Defining your own sailboat
  • Being open to choosing growth
  • What is deficiency motivation?
  • High quality connections
  • The value of small talk
  • Healthy self-esteem
  • Finding out your strengths

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