Steve Bagienski

Resident Wizard of Science

Research Lead of Abracademy Labs

Steve Bagienski is a magician, scientist, and positive psychologist. He is currently a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London where he investigates the social and emotional experiences of watching, and learning to perform magic. His work has been presented at international conferences, such as the Science of Magic Association conference and has received multiple awards, including the Magicana Edwin A. Dawes scholarship and the Richard Benjamin Foundation doctoral studentship for his research with Abracademy.

Magic & Science

As a magician, Steve has performed for bars, restaurants, companies, universities, and more. His passion is combining the science of positive psychology with the performance art of magic. He aims to develop evidence-based techniques that enable practitioners and magicians, as well as their clients and audiences, to live more meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Steve's Superpowers

  • Growth mindset
  • Forgiveness
  • Self-regulation
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