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.
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.
New research underlines the wisdom of being absorbed in what you do
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.
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.
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.
It's very hard for the human brain to get very excited about things that aren't happening now.
“If money doesn't make you happy, then you probably aren't spending it right.”
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.
An interview with psychologist Daniel Gilbert
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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