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Daniel Gilbert



Daniel T. Gilbert, PhD, is an American social psychologist, psychology professor, bestselling author, TV host, and public speaker. His research and work have encompassed the science of happiness and affective forecasting.

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The Surprising Science of Happiness | Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy One

New research underlines the wisdom of being absorbed in what you do

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Daniel Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness-sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces.

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Here’s How Money Really Can Buy You Happiness

If you want to know how to use the money you have to become happier, you need to understand just what it is that brings you happiness in the first place.

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Daniel Gilbert: Happiness—What Your Mother Didn't Tell You

Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right. Presented at the WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Why Climate Change Threats Don’t Trigger an Immediate Response from Human Brains

It's very hard for the human brain to get very excited about things that aren't happening now.

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Legendary Harvard Psychologist Dan Gilbert Outlines 8 Money Principles That Will Bring You the Most Happiness for Your Dollar

“If money doesn't make you happy, then you probably aren't spending it right.”

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The Psychology of Your Future Self | Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: That’s not the case.

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Forecasting Happiness

An interview with psychologist Daniel Gilbert

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Buried by Bad Decisions

Our brains are hard-wired to make poor choices about harm prevention in today's world. But we can fight it.

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