NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development

Live, Public Webinar on Wednesday, February 19, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST


A caricature of a professor with the thought bubble "what is creativity"

An illustration of Dr. James Kaufman by Chris Brandt

What can the latest psychological research teach us about creativity, how it's expressed, and how it can be measured? Join this discussion with Dr. James C. Kaufman, president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10: The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. The author of more than 25 books, Kaufman is internationally known for his research on such areas as everyday creativity, creativity assessment, and creativity and mental health.  

This is the latest public webinar hosted by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 17 federal departments, agencies, divisions, and offices that encourages more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life. The NEA and the Interagency Task Force periodically host public webinars to share compelling research, practices, and/or funding opportunities for research in the arts and human development. Task Force members include representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and other agencies and departments.


  • Nadine Kaslow, President, American Psychological Association and Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine (via recorded webcast)
  • James C. Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut
  • Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, NEA, will moderate the webinar

To join the webinar:

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. It is free and open to the public. Please register in advance at Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at You may listen using your computer's speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 739587. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box. An archive of the webinar will be available at

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Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs