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Tom Gilovich

Tom Gilovich

Thursday, November 1, 2018
“The Pursuit of Happiness in Trying Times”

Tom Gilovich is Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University, where he runs the Gilovich Lab. His research has resulted in a number of major contributions to the fields of social psychology, decision making and behavioral economics, including such ideas as the illusion of transparency, bias blind spots, headwind/tailwind asymmetry, the spotlight effect, clustering illusion, anchoring and self-handicapping. His recent work has been focused on happiness and the nature and effects of gratitude, and he has been featured in this connection in a number of popular venues, including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Science Daily, Big Think and the 2017 Freakonomics Radio podcast, “Why Is My Life So Hard?”

Gilovich is the author of scores of widely cited articles and several popular books, including The Wisest One in the Room: How You Can Benefit from Psychology’s Most Powerful Insights (with Lee Ross), How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Reason in Everyday Life, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes, and How to Correct Them (with Gary Belsky) and Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgement (with Dale Griffin and Daniel Kahneman), as well as one of the standard textbooks of Social Psychology.

Gilovich is a recipient of the Russell Distinguished Teaching Award at Cornell, where he has taught for over 30 years. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

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Published on November 01, 2018

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