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Nathaniel Barr



Nathaniel Barr is a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking, specializing in cognitive psychology. Prior to joining Sheridan, he earned his BA, MA and PhD, and held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Waterloo.

An accomplished researcher, Nathaniel has published articles on the psychology of creativity, moral judgment, belief, and the intersection of thinking and technology. His research has been covered extensively in the media, including Scientific American, Washington Post, CBC, and NPR, and he has been interviewed on national and international radio and television programs. During his post-doc he conducted applied research for the Bank of Canada aimed at understanding the perceptual and decision processes involved in the authentication of currency.

Though he maintains an active research profile, Nathaniel’s true passion is teaching. He is an award winning lecturer who has taught courses on creativity, psychology, cognition, memory, and neuroscience. Outside of the classroom he often gives talks and workshops for diverse audiences on the nature of our minds and how to make the most of them.

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