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Dan Gilbert:
Why we make bad decisions

TEDGlobal 2005 · 33:38 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions
33:38 · Filmed July 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces.

Psychologist; happiness expert
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong — a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, Stumbling on Happiness. Full bio
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