Dan Gilbert
Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
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Dan Gilbert On Growing Up in Chicago

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The city that teaches probability.

Dan Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research with Tim Wilson on "affective forecasting" investigates how and how well people can make predictions about the emotional impact of future events.

Dan has won numerous awards for his teaching and research—from the Guggenheim Fellowship to the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. However, he says that his greatest accomplishment is that he appears just before Dizzy Gillespie on the list of Most Famous High School Dropouts.

Dan's research has been covered by The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Money, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The New Yorker, Scientific American, Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today, and many others.

Transcript

Topic: Dan Gilbert on growing up in Chicago.

Dan Gilbert: Oh, you know, I think growing up in Chicago makes you very fit for a career in science because you’re naturally a fan of the Cubs. And so you learn very quickly that most things don’t work out.

Recorded on: 6/12/07


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