Psychology Professor Receives 2012 Paul Farnsworth Award

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–James C. Kaufman, a Cal State San Bernardino psychology professor, is the recipient of the 2012 Paul Farnsworth Award for outstanding services to the American Psychological Association’s Division 10.

Kaufman won the award for his exceptional service in the founding of the journal “Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts,” along with his research partners and fellow division members, Lisa and Jeff Smith. The award was created in honor of Paul Farnsworth, the first president of APA’s Division 10.

“I’m especially thrilled to win the Farnsworth Award, because it reflects my passion for the division,” Kaufman said. “I have been mentored and have mentored others that I have met through this organization,”

Kaufman received his Ph.D. from Yale University, has written and edited 21 books, and is a founding co-editor of the official journal of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10, “The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.”

Kaufman is an international leader in the field of creativity and has been involved with the association for 10 years.

The Society for Psychology and the Arts Division 10 is an association committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, encompassing the visual, literary and performing arts. It studies three interrelated topics: creativity, the arts and audience response to the arts.

Members are actively involved in this division, either by serving on committees or through presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

The award will be presented in Orlando, Fla., at the 2012 meeting of the American Psychological Association this August.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

–James C. Kaufman, a Cal State San Bernardino psychology professor, is the recipient of the 2012 Paul Farnsworth Award for outstanding services to the American Psychological Association’s Division 10.

Kaufman won the award for his exceptional service in the founding of the journal “Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts,” along with his research partners and fellow division members, Lisa and Jeff Smith. The award was created in honor of Paul Farnsworth, the first president of APA’s Division 10.

“I’m especially thrilled to win the Farnsworth Award, because it reflects my passion for the division,” Kaufman said. “I have been mentored and have mentored others that I have met through this organization,”

Kaufman received his Ph.D. from Yale University, has written and edited 21 books, and is a founding co-editor of the official journal of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10, “The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.”

Kaufman is an international leader in the field of creativity and has been involved with the association for 10 years.

The Society for Psychology and the Arts Division 10 is an association committed to interdisciplinary scholarship, encompassing the visual, literary and performing arts. It studies three interrelated topics: creativity, the arts and audience response to the arts.

Members are actively involved in this division, either by serving on committees or through presentations at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

The award will be presented in Orlando, Fla., at the 2012 meeting of the American Psychological Association this August.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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