Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert is an American social psychologist and writer known for his research on affective forecasting. He is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and is best known for his book 'Stumbling on Happiness,' which explores how people make predictions about their future emotional states and the psychological factors that lead to misconceptions about personal happiness. His work has contributed significantly to the understanding of happiness, decision-making, and cognitive biases.


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  1. 1. Stumbling On Happiness

    In this thought-provoking book, the author explores the concept of happiness and why humans often struggle to find it. Drawing on psychological research and personal anecdotes, he challenges our assumptions about what makes us happy and reveals the flaws in our ability to predict our own future emotions. With wit and insight, the author offers a fresh perspective on the pursuit of happiness, urging readers to question their own beliefs and embrace the uncertainty that comes with it.

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