Daniel Gilbert

Professor, Author

1957 –

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Who is Daniel Gilbert?

Daniel Todd Gilbert is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is a social psychologist known for his research on affective forecasting, with a special emphasis on cognitive biases such as the impact bias. He is the author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, which has been translated into more than 25 languages and which won the 2007 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books.

At the age of 19, Gilbert was a high school dropout who wanted to be a science fiction writer. In an attempt to improve his writing skills, he took a bus to the local community college to enroll in a creative writing class. When he was told that the creative writing class was full, he signed up for the only class that was still open: Introduction to Psychology. Gilbert eventually received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Colorado Denver in 1981 and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Princeton University's Department of Psychology in 1985.

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Nov 5, 1957
Also known as
  • Daniel Todd Gilbert
  • United States of America
  • PhD, Princeton University
    Social psychology
    ( - 1985)
  • University of Colorado at Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts
Lived in
  • Cambridge

on July 23, 2013


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