The impact of pandemic on creativity, with Dr. James C. Kaufman

As COVID-19 continues to alter social and economic landscapes around the world, some are more immediately impacted than others. Lots of creative people have been forced to stay home, cancel performances, and lose lots of creative outlets. Dr. James C. Kaufman is a professor at the UConn Neag School of Education, and has written several books about creativity. He’s also a returning guest on Table to Stage (definitely check out his earlier episode to learn more about the study of creativity). You can follow Dr. Kaufman on Twitter @JamesKaufman, or visit his website ( to learn more about the psychology of creativity.


Movie clip from “Contagion” (C) 2011 Warner Bros.

“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” (C) 1987 R.E.M., from the album “Document”

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