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Daniel Gilbert

Updated: Jan 31, 2010

Daniel T. GilbertDaniel T. Gilbert, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology (Social)
Harvard University

e-mail: gilbert[at]

RESEARCH INTERESTS: affective forecasting, positive psychology,

TEACHING: Professor Gilbert teaches Introduction to Psychology at Harvard University’s undergraduate psychology program and an Affective Forecasting Seminar for lab members only.



B.A., University of Colorado at Denver, Psychology, 1981
Ph.D., Princeton University, Social Psychology, 1985

Gilbert Lab – his primary web site on the web, he removed the links for his publications. Links working again! Try this link or Timothy Wilson’s publications page since they collaborate very frequently.
Blog – his blog hasn’t been updated since spring 2007
Faculty page – Gilbert’s official Harvard faculty page (with a funny picture of him)


Dan Gilbert’s PBS Three Part Series called “The Emotional Life” (2010, Jan 4-6) -> Excerpts: Overview; Happiness clip1, clip2, & clip3; Resilience clip1 & clip2; Stress/Mental Well-being; Happiness/Intimacy; Happiness/Family; Meditation/Stress; Stress/s; Self-Help/s; PTSD; Veterans Day; Asperger’s;
Dan Gilbert videos at Big Think
TED Talks: Dan Gilbert on How we are deceived by our own miscalculations of the future (2008)
Dan Gilbert’s Pop!Tech (2007)
Dan Gilbert’s appearance on The Colbert Report (2007)
Dan Gilbert’s appearance on Charlie Rose (2006)
TED Talks: Dan Gilbert on Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy? (2006)

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Stumbling on happiness. New York: A.A. Knopf.

Bar-Anan, Y., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2009). The feeling of uncertainty intensifies affective reactions. Emotion, 9, 123-127. [free full text PDF]

Gilbert, D. T., Pinel, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Blumberg, S. J., & Wheatley, T. (1998). Immune neglect: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 617-638. [free full text PDF]

Gilbert, D. T., Killingsworth, M. A., Eyre, R. N., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). The surprising power of neighborly advice. Science, 323, 1617-1619. [free full text PDF]

Golub, S. A., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Anticipating one’s troubles: The costs and benefits of negative expectations. Emotion, 9, 277-281. [free full text PDF]

Kassam, K. S., Gilbert, D. T., Swencionis, J. K, & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Misconceptions of memory: The Scooter Libby effect. Psychological Science, 20, 551-552. [full text PDF]


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