Daniel Gilbert

Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His 2007 book, Stumbling on Happiness, was a New York Times best-seller and earned the Royal Society’s General Book Prize for best science book of the year. Gilbert hosted and co-wrote the 2010 NOVA television series “This Emotional Life.” He is a contributor to TIME, The New York Times, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In 2014, Science magazine named him one of the world’s 50 most-followed scientists on social media. Gilbert’s TED talks have been seen by more than 15 million people, and his first TED talk remains one of the most popular of all time. 

Videos/Audio of Daniel Gilbert

Renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause... See more
Most people think that happiness has four sources: the sensory pleasures (from art to chocolate), material wealth,... See more
The search for happiness is as old as history itself. What lessons can we learn from the past?Happiness is something we... See more
Should governments and institutions take into account the recent behavioral social science research on well-being? If... See more
With Twitter, Facebook and mobile devices, many think that geography is dead. On the contrary, place, or where you live... See more
How do “experience” and “memory” shape well-being? Author Jonathan Haidt talks about three of the ten great truths from... See more