Dan Gilbert

Why we make bad decisions

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Filmed Jan 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005
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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.

Dan Gilbert
/ 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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