Scientific Papers & Chapters (by topic)


Prospection, Affective Forecasting, & Hedonic Psychology


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.

Wilson, T. D., Wheatley, T. P., Meyers, J. M., Gilbert, D. T., & Axsom, D. (2000). Focalism: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 821-836.

Gilbert, D. T., Brown, R. P., Pinel, E. C., & Wilson, T. D. (2000). The illusion of external agency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 690-700.

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2000). Miswanting: Some problems in the forecasting of future affective states. In J. Forgas (Ed.), Thinking and feeling: The role of affect in social cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lieberman, M. D., Ochsner, K. N., Gilbert, D. T., & Schacter, D. L. (2001). Do amnesics exhibit cognitive dissonance reduction? The role of explicit memory and attention in attitude change. Psychological Science, 12, 135-140.

Wilson, T. D., Meyers, J., & Gilbert, D. T. (2001). Lessons from the past: Do people learn from experience that emotional reactions are short lived? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1648-1661.

Gilbert, D. T., & Ebert, J. E. J. (2002). Decisions and revisions: The affective forecasting of changeable outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 503-514.

Gilbert, D. T., Gill, M. J., & WIlson, T. D. (2002). The future is now: Temporal correction in affective forecasting. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 88, 430-444.

Gilbert, D. T., Pinel, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Blumberg, S. J., & Wheatley, T. P. (2002). Durability bias in affective forecasting. In Gilovich, T., Griffin, D., & Kahneman, D. (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment (pp. 292-312). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, T. D., Gilbert, D. T., & Centerbar, D. B. (2002). Making sense: The causes of emotional evanescence. In J. Carillo & I. Brocas (Eds.), Economics and psychology (pp. 209-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, D. T., Driver-Linn, E., & Wilson, T. D. (2002). The trouble with Vronsky: Impact bias in the forecasting of future affective states. In L. F. Barrett & P. Salovey (Eds.), The wisdom in feeling: Psychological processes in emotional intelligence (pp. 114-143). New York: Guilford.

Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). Affective forecasting. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 35 (pp. 345-411). New York: Elsevier.

Dunn, E. W., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). Location, location, location: The misprediction of satisfaction in housing lotteries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1421-1432.

Wilson, T. D., Meyers, J., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). "How happy was I, anyway?" A retrospective impact bias. Social Cognition, 21, 421-446 .

Gilbert, D. T., Lieberman, M. D., Morewedge, C. K., & Wilson, T. D. (2004). The peculiar longevity of things not so bad. Psychological Science, 15, 14-19.

Wilson, T. D., Wheatley, T., Kurtz, J., Dunn, E. W., & Gilbert, D. T. (2004). When to fire: Anticipatory versus post-event reconstrual of uncontrollable events. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1-12.

Gilbert, D. T., Morewedge, C. K., Risen, J. L., & Wilson, T. D. (2004). Looking forward to looking backward: The misprediction of regret. Psychological Science, 15, 346-350.

Wilson, T. D., Centerbar, D. B., Kermer, D. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2005). The pleasures of uncertainty: Prolonging positive moods in ways people do not anticipate. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 5-21.

Wilson, T. D. & Gilbert, D. T. (2005). Affective forecasting: Knowing what to want. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 131-134.

Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2005).The least likely of times: How remembering the past biases forecasts of the future. Psychological Science, 16, 626-630.

Kermer , D. A., Driver-Linn , E., Wilson , T. D., & Gilbert , D. T. (2006). Loss aversion Is an affective forecasting error. Psychological Science, 17, 649-653.

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2007). Prospection: Experiencing the future. Science, 317, 1351-1354.

Kurtz, J. L., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert. D. T. (2007). Quantity versus uncertainty: When winning one prize is better than winning two. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 979-985.

Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., Keysar, B., Berokovits, M. J., & Wilson, T. D. (2007). Mispredicting the hedonic benefits of segregated gains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 700-709.

Mallett, R. K., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). Expect the unexpected: Failure to anticipate similarities when predicting the quality of an intergroup interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 265-277.

Caruso, E. M., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2008). A wrinkle in time: Asymmetric valuation of past and future events. Psychological Science, 19, 796-801.

Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). Explaining away: A model of affective adaptation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 370-386.

Kassam, K. S., Gilbert, D. T., Boston, A., & Wilson, T. D. (2008). Future anhedonia and temporal discounting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1533-1537.

Koo, M., Algoe, S. B., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). It's a wonderful life: Mentally subtracting positive events improves people's affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1217-1224.

Carlsmith, K. M., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). The paradoxical consequences of revenge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1316-1324.

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

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

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

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Why the brain talks to itself: Sources of error in emotional prediction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 364, 1335-1341.

Morewedge, C. M., Shu, L. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Bad riddance or good rubbish? Ownership and not loss aversion causes the endowment effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 947-951.

Ebert, J. E. J., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Forecasting and backcasting: Predicting the impact of events on the future. Journal of Consumer Research, 36, 353-366.

Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., Myrseth, K. O. R., Kassam, K. S., & Wilson, T. D. (2010). Consuming experience: Why affective forecasters overestimate comparative value. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,46, 986-992.

Mitchell, J. P., Schirmer, J., Ames, D. L., & Gilbert. D. T. (2010). Medial prefrontal cortex predicts intertemporal choice. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1-10.

Killingsworth, M. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2010). A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Science, 330, 932.

Whitchurch, E. R., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2011). He loves me, he loves me not: The effects of uncertainty on romantic attraction. Psychological Science, 22, 172-175.

Kassam, K. S., Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2011). Winners love winning but losers love money. Psychological Science, 22, 602-606.

Dunn, E. W., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2011). If money doesn't make you happy then you probably aren't spending it right. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21, 115-125.

Quoidbach, J., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2013). The end of history illusion. Science, 339, 96-98.

Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2013). The impact bias is alive and well. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 740-748.

Hahn, C., Wilson, T. D., McRael, K., & Gilbert, D. T. (2013). "Show me the money": Vulnerability to gambling moderates the attractiveness of money versus suspense. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1259-1267.

Wilson, T. D., Reinhard, D. A., Westgate, E. C., Gilbert, D. T. Ellerbeck, N., Hahn, C., Brown, C. L., & Shaked, A. (2014). Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind. Science, 345, 75-77.

Cooney, G., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2014). The unforeseen costs of extraordinary experience. Psychological Science.

Wilson, T. D., Gilbert, D. T., Reinhard, D. A., Westgate, E. C., & Brown, C. L. (2014). Would you fund this movie? A reply to Fox et al. (2014). Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1428.

Wilson, T. D., Ndiaye, D. G., Hahn, C., & Gilbert, D. T. (2015). Still a thrill: Meaning making and the pleasures of uncertainty. In K. Markman, T. Proulx, & M. Lindberg (Eds.), The psychology of meaning (pp. 421-443). Washington, D.C.: The American Psychological Association.

Lee, M., Wilson, T. D., Eggleston, C. M., Gilbert, D. T., & Ku, X. (2015). "Just because you like it doesn"t mean I will too:' Cross-cultural similarities in ignoring others' opinions. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 192-198.

Eggleston, C. M., Wilson, T. D., Lee, M., & Gilbert, D. T. (2015). Predicting what we will like: Asking a stran-–10.

Burum, B. A., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2016). Becoming stranger: When future selves join the out-group. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 1132-1140.

Cooney, G., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2016). When fairness matters less than we expect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 11168-11171.

Cooney, G., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2017). The novelty penalty: Why do people like talking about new experiences but hearing about old ones? Psychological Science, 28, 380-394.

Alahmadi, S., Buttrick, N. R., Gilbert, D. T., Hardin, A. M., Westgate, E. C, & Wilson, T. D.(2017). You can do it if you really try: The effects of motivation on thinking for pleasure. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 545-561.

Buttrick, N. R., Choi, H., Wilson, T. D., Oishi, S., Boker, S. M., Gilbert, D. T., Alper, S., Aveyard, M., Cheong, W., Colic, M. V., Dalgar, I., Dogulu, C., Karabati, S., Kim, E., Knezvic, G., Komiya, A., Lacle, C. O., Lage, C. A., Lazarevic, L. B., Lazarevic, D., Lins, S., Molina, M. B., Neto, F., Orlic, A., Petrovic, B., Sibaja, M. A., Fernandez, D. T., Vanpaemel, W., Voorspoels, W., & Wilks, D. C. (2019). Cross-cultural consistency and relativity in the enjoyment of thinking versus doing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 117, e71-e83.

Wilson, T. D., Westgate, E. C., Buttrick, N. R., & Gilbert, D. T. (2019). The mind is its own place: The difficulties and benefits of thinking for pleasure. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 175–221. New York: Elsevier Academic Press.

Quoidbach, J., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2020). Your life satisfaction will change more than you think: A comment on Harris and Busseri (2019). Journal of Research in Personality, 86.

Westgate, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Buttrick, N. R., Furrer, R. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2021). What makes thinking for pleasure pleasurable? Emotion.

Raza, S., Westgate, E. C., Buttrick, N. R., Heintelman, S. J., Furrer, R. A., & Gilbert, D. T., Libby, L. K., & Wilson, T. D. (in press). A trade-off model of intentional thinking for pleasure. Emotion.


Social Cognition and Social Interaction


Lord, C. G. & Gilbert, D. T. (1983). The "same-person" heuristic: An attributional procedure based on an assumption about person similarity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 751-762.

Jones, E. E., Schwartz, J. & Gilbert, D. T. (1983/1984). The perception of moral expectancy violation: The role of expectancy source, Social Cognition, 2, 273-293.

Darley, J. M. & Gilbert, D. T. (1985). Social psychological aspects of environmental psychology. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.) The handbook of social psychology (3rd edition).Volume II. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley.

Gilbert, D. T., & Cooper. J. (1985). Social psychological strategies of self-deception. In M. Martin (Ed.), Self-deception and self-understanding: New essays in philosophy and psychology. Lawrence, KA: University of Kansas Press.

Gilbert, D. T., & Jones, E. E. (1986). Perceiver-induced constraint: Interpretations of self-generated reality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 269-280.

Gilbert, D. T., & Jones, E. E. (1986). Exemplification: The self-presentation of moral character. Journal of Personality, 54, 101-123.

Gilbert, D. T., Jones, E. E., & Pelham, B. W. (1987). Influence and inference: What the active perceiver overlooks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 861-870.

Gilbert, D. T., & Krull, D. S. (1988). Seeing less and knowing more: The benefits of perceptual ignorance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 193-202.

Gilbert, D. T., Pelham, B. W., & Krull, D. S. (1988). On cognitive busyness: When person perceivers meet persons perceived. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 733-740.

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    Gilbert, D. T., Krull, D. S., & Pelham, B. W. (1988). Of thoughts unspoken: Social inference and the self-regulation of behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 685-694.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Osborne, R. E. (1989). Thinking backward: Some curable and incurable consequences of cognitive busyness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 940-949.

    Swann, W. B. Jr., Hixon, G. J., Stein-Seroussi, A., & Gilbert, D. T. (1990). The fleeting gleam of praise: Psychological processes underlying reactions to self-relevant information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 17-26.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Hixon, J. G. (1991). The trouble of thinking: Activation and application of stereotypic beliefs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 509-517.

    Gilbert, D. T., McNulty, S. E., Giuliano, T. A., & Benson, J. E. (1992). Blurry words and fuzzy deeds: The attribution of obscure behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 18-25.

    Osborne, R. E., & Gilbert. D. T. (1992). The preoccupational hazards of social life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 219-228.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1994). Attribution and interpersonal perception. In A. Tesser (Ed.), Advanced social psychology. New York: McGraw Hill.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Malone, P. S. (1995). The correspondence bias. Psychological Bulletin, 117, 21-38.

    Gilbert, D. T., Giesler, R. B., & Morris, K. A. (1995). When comparisons arise. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 227-236.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Silvera, D. S. (1996). Overhelping. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 678-690.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1998). Ordinary personology. In D. T. Gilbert, S. T., Fiske, & G. Lindzey, (Eds.) The handbook of social psychology (4th edition). New York: McGraw Hill. <

    Gilbert, D. T. (1998). Speeding with Ned: A personal view of the correspondence bias. In J. M. Darley & J. Cooper (Eds.), Attribution and social interaction: The legacy of E. E. Jones. Washington, DC: APA Press.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1999). What the mind's not. In S. Chaiken & Y. Trope (Eds.), Dual process theories in social psychology. New York: Guilford.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1999). Social cognition. In R. Wilson & F, Keil (Eds.), The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Gill, M. J. (2000). The momentary realist. Psychological Science, 11, 394-398.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2002). Inferential correction. In Gilovich, T., Griffin, D., & Kahneman, D. (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment (pp. 167-184). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Lieberman, M. D., Gaunt, R., Gilbert, D. T., & Trope, Y. (2002). Reflexion and reflection: A social cognitive neuroscience approach to attributional inference. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 34 (pp. 199-249). New York: Elsevier.

    Gilbert, D. T., Pelham. B.W., & Krull, D. S. (2003). The psychology of good ideas. Psychological Inquiry, 14, 258-260.

    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.

    Burum, B. A., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2016). Caught red-minded: Evidence-induced denial of mental transgressions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 844-852.

    Mastroianni, A. M., Gilbert, D. T., Cooney, G., & Wilson, T. D. (2021). Do conversations end when people want them to? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118, e2011809118.


    Belief & Credulity


    Gilbert, D. T., Krull, D. S. & Malone, P. S. (1990). Unbelieving the unbelievable: Some problems in the rejection of false information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 601-613.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1991). How mental systems believe. American Psychologist, 46, 107-119.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1992). Assent of man: Mental representation and the control of belief. In D. M. Wegner & J. Pennebaker (Eds.), The handbook of mental control. New York: Prentice-Hall.

    Gilbert, D. T., Tafarodi, R. W., & Malone, P. S. (1993). You can't not believe everything you read. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 221-233.

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  • Wilson, T. D., Gilbert, D. T., & Wheatley, T. (1998). Protecting our minds: The role of lay beliefs. In V. Yzerbyt, G. Lories, & B. Dardenne (Eds.), Metacognition: Cognitive and social dimensions. New York: Sage.

    Levari, D. E., Gilbert, D. T., Wilson, T. D., Sievers, B., Amodio, D. M., & Wheatley, T. (2018). Prevalence-induced concept change in human judgment. Science, 360, 1465-1467.


    About Science


    Wegner, D. M., & Gilbert, D. T. (2000). Social psychology: The science of human experience. In H. Bless & J. P. Forgas (Eds.), The message within: The role of subjective experience in social cognition and behavior. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2002). Are psychology's tribes ready to form a nation? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 3.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2016). Talking to humans: Is it a good idea? (Talk given at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, December 30, 2016, San Diego California).

    Gilbert, D. T., King, G., Pettigrew, S., & Wilson, T. D. (2016). Comment on "Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science." Science, 351, 1037-a-1038-a.

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  • About Ned Jones


    Gilbert, D. T. (1998). Speeding with Ned: A personal view of the correspondence bias. In J. M. Darley & J. Cooper (Eds.), Attribution and social interaction: The legacy of E. E. Jones. Washington, DC: APA Press.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1997). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In P. H. Marks (Ed.), Luminaries: Princeton faculty remembered. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton Academic Press.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2000). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, DC: APA Press.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2007). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition).



    Books


    Gilbert, D. T., Fiske, S. T., & Lindzey, G. (Eds.) (1998). The handbook of social psychology (4th edition). New York: McGraw Hill.

    Fiske, S. T., Gilbert, D. T., & Lindzey, G. (Eds.) (2010). The handbook of social psychology (5th edition). New York: Wiley.

    Gilbert, D. T. (Ed.) (2003). The selected works of Edward E. Jones. New York: Wiley.

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

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  • 1st Edition (2009): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wegner, D. M.

  • 2nd Edition (2011): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wegner, D. M.

  • 3rd Edition (2013): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., Wegner, D. M., & Nock. M.

  • 4th Edition (2016): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., Nock, M., & Wegner, D. M.

  • 5th Edition (2019): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., Nock, M., & Wegner, D. M.

  • 6th Edition (2021): Schacter, D. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Nock, M.



  • Essays & Book Reviews


    Gilbert, D. T. (2005). Four more years of happiness. The New York Times. January 20.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2005). The vagaries of religious experience, Edge.org, September 27.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Shall I compare thee to a summer's sausage? Forbes.com. February 14.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). I'm okay, you're biased. The New York Times. April 16.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). The spice of life. National Public Radio's All Things Considered. May 12.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Does fatherhood make you happy? Time. June 19.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). If only gay sex caused global warming. Los Angeles Times, July 2.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). He who cast the first stone probably didn't. The New York Times, July 24.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2006). The way I see it. Starbucks.

    Gilbert, D. T., & Buckner, R. (2007). Time travel in the brain. Time.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2007). Compassionate commercialism. The New York Times, March 25.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2008). Review of "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner, The Washington Post.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2009). What you don't know makes you nervous, The New York Times, May 21.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2009). Times to remember, places to forget, The New York Times, December 31

    Gilbert, D. T. (2010). Review of "Being Wrong" by Kathryn Schulz, The New York Times Book Review, July 23.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2010). The weight at the plate, The New York Times, August 4.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2010). Magic by numbers. The New York Times, October 17.

    Gilbert, D. T. (2011). Buried by bad decisions. Nature, 474, 276-277.



    Essays, Lectures, & Interviews About Climate Change


    ESSAY: If only gay sex caused global warming. Los Angeles Times, 2006.

    ESSAY: Buried by bad decisions. Nature, 2011.

    LECTURE: It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (TEDx Academy, 2014, Athens, Greece)

    INTERVIEW: Humans wired to respond to short term problems (National Public Radio, 2006)

    INTERVIEW: Why climate change threats don't trigger an immediate response from human brains (National Public Radio, 2019)


    Early Science Fiction Stories


    Gilbert, D. T. (1979). Unfortunately the large number of alternate realities on hand does not permit us time for personal comment. Pandora, 1 (3), p. 24.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1980). Visions of Diana. Amazing Stories, 27 (8), p. 44.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1980). The Essence of Grunk. Questar, 2 (4), p. 46.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1981). Zinsky's Vacation. Questar, 3 (2), p. 25.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1982). Kokomu. In F. Saberhagen (Ed.), Pawn to Infinity. New York: Ace.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1982). The Meat Box. In A. Ryan (Ed.), Perpetual Light. NewYork: Warner.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1982). In the Land of the Unfunny. Oracle, 1 (1), p. 11.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1983). Woman in the Designer Genes. In A. Davidson (Ed.), Magic for Sale. New York: Ace Books.

    Gilbert, D. T. (1984). In the Specimen Jar. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 8 (8), p. 117.



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    Teaching & Mentoring


  • Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, 1987-88
  • President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-91
  • Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Harvard University, 1999
  • Harvard College Professorship, 2005-2010
  • Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award, Harvard University Graduate Student Council, 2018
  • Voted one of Harvard University’s Favorite Professors by the Senior Classes of: 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2021

  • Academic


  • B.A. from University of Colorado at Denver, summa cum laude,1981
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Colorado at Denver, 1981
  • Nell G. Fahrion Award for Excellence in Psychology, University of Colorado at Denver, 1981
  • Princeton University Merit Prize, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 1981-84
  • Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University, 1984-85
  • National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award, 1991-96
  • American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, 1992
  • The Royal Society General Book Prize for Stumbling on Happiness, 2007
  • Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology, Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology, 2008
  • Elected Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2008
  • Elected Fellow, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 2009
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association, Presidential Citation for This Emotional Life, 2010
  • Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin, 2013
  • Edgar Pierce Professorship, Harvard University, 2014
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, Bates College, 2016
  • John Thibaut Award, University of North Carolina, 2017
  • Donald T. Campbell Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2017
  • William James Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2018
  • Honorary Doctor of Social Science, Yale University, 2021

  • Honorary Fellowships


  • Fellow, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 1993
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1991-92
  • Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 1996
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1997
  • James McKeen Cattell Fellowship, 1999
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1999
  • American Philosophical Society Fellowship, 1999
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science, 2003
  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2008

  • Honorary Academic Lectures


  • Donald O. Hebb Lecture, McGill University, 1999
  • Edward E. Jones Lecture, Princeton University, 2003
  • Forry and Micken Lecture, Amherst College 2005
  • Association for Psychological Science "Bring the Family" Address, 2007
  • Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture, Princeton University, 2007
  • Quinn Lecture, University of British Columbia, 2007
  • Fritz Heider Lecture, University of Kansas, 2007
  • Donald Fiske Lecture, University of Chicago, 2008
  • Royal Society Public Lecture, London, 2008
  • Carl Hovland Lecture, Yale University, 2008
  • Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture, 2008
  • Science and Math Lecture, North Dakota State University, 2009
  • John T. Lanzetta Lecture, Dartmouth University, 2009
  • Opening Keynote Address, American Psychological Association, 2010
  • The Sally and Forrest Hoglund Lecture, Center for Brain Health, 2011
  • Ghiselli Invited Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • Anderson Lecture, University of Aberdeen, 2014
  • Majlis Lecture, Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, 2016
  • John Thibaut Award Lecture, Universiy of North Carolina, 2017
  • L. Starling Reid Lecture, University of Virginia, 2017
  • Convocation Speaker, Elon University, 2017
  • Peter Miller Musser Endowed Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Massachussetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, 2017
  • Oppenheimer Lecture, Lake Forest College, 2018
  • Distinguished Alumni Lecture, University of Colorado at Denver, 2018

  • Major Public Lectures


  • TED, 2004 & 2014
  • TED Global (Oxford, England), 2005
  • Pop!Tech, 2007
  • City of Ideas, (Pueblo, Mexico), 2009 & 2011
  • Presidential Conference (Jerusalem, Israel), 2011
  • Santa Fe Institute, 2009
  • Aspen Ideas Festival, 2009
  • The Nantucket Project, 2012
  • TEDx Academy (Athens, Greece), 2014
  • TEDx Central Intelligence Agency, 2014
  • The Government Summit (Dubai, UAE), 2015
  • Caixaforum (Madrid, Spain), 2015
  • The Majilis Lecture (Abu Dhabi, UAE), 2016
  • The Copernicus Festival (Krakow, Poland), 2018
  • World Minds (Geneva, Switzerland), 2018
  • The Speaker Series (Amman, Jordan), 2019
  • Davos (Davos, Switzerland), 2020

  • Doctoral Students


  • Alan Swinkles 1989
  • Brett Pelham 1989
  • Randall Osborne 1989
  • Douglas Krull 1990
  • J. Gregory Hixon 1991
  • Patrick Malone 1993
  • David Silvera 1994
  • Matthew Lieberman 1998
  • Nancy Puccinelli 1999
  • Jane (Jenkins) Ebert 2000
  • Erin Driver-Linn 2001
  • Jeremy Blumenthal 2002
  • Sarit Golub 2004
  • Mark Stalnaker, 2004
  • Rebecca (Norwick) Eyre 2005
  • Carey Morewedge 2006
  • Eugene Caruso 2007
  • Karim Kassam 2010
  • Lisa Shu, 2012
  • Matthew Killingsworth, 2012
  • Bethany Burum, 2014
  • Gus Cooney, 2017
  • David Levari, 2018
  • Adam Mastroianni, 2021