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.