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Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the Association for Psychological Science's William James Award, the Society for Social and Personality Psychology's Donald Campbell Award, and others. In 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dan's 2007 book, Stumbling on Happiness, spent 6 months on the New York Times bestseller list, has being translated into more than 35 languages, and was awarded the Royal Society's General Book Prize for best science book of the year.

In 2010, Dan hosted and co-wrote the award-winning PBS television series This Emotional Life, whose premiere was watched by more than 10 million viewers.

In 2013, Dan teamed up with Prudential to do a series of television commercials to encourage Americans to plan for their futures and save for retirement. This advertising campaign was one of the most successful in the history of the financial services industry.

Dan is a contributor to Time, The New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered, and has been a guest on numerous television shows including The Today Show, The Late Show, Charlie Rose, 20/20, and The Colbert Report.

In 2014, Science magazine named him one of the world's 50 most-followed scientists on social media, and in 2017 he was named one of the 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World. Dan's TED talks have been seen by more than 20 million people, and his first TED talk remains one of the 15 most popular of all time.

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At TED here (The Surprising Science of Happiness)

At TED here (Why Do We Make Bad Decisions?)

At TED here (The Psychology of Your Future Self)

At TEDx Academy here (It's the End of the World As We Know It)

At World Minds here (Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You)

At Harvard Institute for Learning & Teaching here (Egocentrism)

At Harvard Faculty Club here (The Writer's Perspective)


Interviews & Conversations

BigThink.com here (Interview)

The Colbert Report here (Interview)

With Laurie Anderson here (Conversation)

Experts in Emotion here (Interview)

Israeli TV here (Interview)

NPR's The Hidden Brain here (Interview)