Stumbling on Happiness

Most of us think we know what would make us happy and that our only problem is getting it. But, according to Harvard Psychologist and author Dan Gilbert, research in psychology and economics shows that people routinely mispredict how they will feel when they do and don't get what they are seeking, overestimating both the pleasures of success and the pains of failure. Learn what science has to tell us about why we all seem to stumble "on" happiness rather than "upon" it.

Speakers: Daniel Gilbert
Festival: 2009

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