Daniel T. Gilbert
Harvard University
EpistemologyPsychoanalysisFeelingSocial perceptionSocial relationDevelopmental psychologyAttributionSociologySocial psychology (sociology)PsychologyCognitionImpact biasCognitive psychologyCognitive biasEvent (relativity)PleasureDuration (philosophy)Affective forecastingHappinessPsycINFOKnow-howAffect (psychology)Social psychologySocial cognitionInformation processing
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#1Timothy D. WilsonH-Index: 78
#2Dieynaba G. Ndiaye (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 2
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#1Britta K. HölzelH-Index: 7
#2James CarmodyH-Index: 22
Last. Timothy E. QuillH-Index: 57
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#1Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
Our brains are hard-wired to make poor choices about harm prevention in today's world. But we can fight it, says Daniel Gilbert.
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#1Daniel T. GilbertH-Index: 65
#2Timothy D. WilsonH-Index: 78
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#1Karim S. Kassam (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 17
#2Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
Last. Timothy D. WilsonH-Index: 78
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Salience and satisfaction are important factors in determining the comparisons that people make. We hypothesized that people make salient comparisons first, and then make satisfying comparisons only if salient comparisons leave them unsatisfied. This hypothesis suggests an asymmetry between winning and losing. For winners, comparison with a salient alternative (i.e., losing) brings satisfaction. Therefore, winners should be sensitive only to the relative value of their outcomes. For losers, comp...
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#1Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
What on earth do we mean by “happiness”? Daniel Gilbert , is trying to nail it by charting the ups and downs of 5000 lives worldwide
#1Elizabeth W. Dunn (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 48
#2Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
Last. Timothy D. Wilson (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 78
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Abstract The relationship between money and happiness is surprisingly weak, which may stem in part from the way people spend it. Drawing on empirical research, we propose eight principles designed to help consumers get more happiness for their money. Specifically, we suggest that consumers should (1) buy more experiences and fewer material goods; (2) use their money to benefit others rather than themselves; (3) buy many small pleasures rather than fewer large ones; (4) eschew extended warranties...
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#1Jason P. Mitchell (Harvard University)H-Index: 50
#2Jessica Schirmer (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
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People often make shortsighted decisions to receive small benefits in the present rather than large benefits in the future, that is, to favor their current selves over their future selves. In two studies using fMRI, we demonstrated that people make such decisions in part because they fail to engage in the same degree of self-referential processing when thinking about their future selves. When participants predicted how much they would enjoy an event in the future, they showed less activity in br...
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#1Erin Whitchurch (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 5
#2Timothy D. Wilson (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 78
Last. Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
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This research qualifies a social psychological truism: that people like others who like them (the reciprocity principle). College women viewed the Facebook profiles of four male students who had previously seen their profiles. They were told that the men (a) liked them a lot, (b) liked them only an average amount, or (c) liked them either a lot or an average amount (uncertain condition). Comparison of the first two conditions yielded results consistent with the reciprocity principle. Participant...
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#1D.S. SchacterH-Index: 1
#2Daniel T. GilbertH-Index: 65
Last. Daniel M. WegnerH-Index: 85
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