Daniel Gilbert

Bestselling Author, Stumbling on Happiness, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong - a premise he supports with intriguing research and explains in his brilliant and funny book, Stumbling on Happiness, which Time magazine called "Fascinating." The Washington Post raved, "Gilbert is a professor by trade, but he's every bit as funny as Larry David." Stumbling on Happiness is not a self-help manual, but a deep and delightful explanation of what psychologists, neuroscientists and behavioral economists have discovered about why people are so poor at predicting the sources of their own satisfaction. Gilbert's research on how we mispredict what will make us happy has dramatic implications for business strategy, sales and marketing, and understanding customers.

Dan is a contributor to Time, The New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered, and has been a guest on numerous television shows including The Today Show, Charlie Rose, 20/20, and The Colbert Report. In 2014, Science magazine named him one of the world's 50 most-followed scientists on social media.

Dan's TED talks have been seen by more than 20 million people, and his first TED talk remains one of the 15 most popular of all time.

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