D T Gilbert

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospection: experiencing the future
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, 33 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 317:1351-4. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Decisions and revisions: the affective forecasting of changeable outcomes
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:503-14. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Immune neglect: a source of durability bias in affective forecasting
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 75:617-38. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint The illusion of external agency
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:690-700. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint The momentary realist
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:394-8. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Focalism: a source of durability bias in affective forecasting
    T D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22903, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 78:821-36. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Mispredicting the hedonic benefits of segregated gains
    Carey K Morewedge
    Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 136:700-9. 2007
  8. doi request reprint The surprising power of neighborly advice
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 323:1617-9. 2009
  9. pmc Why the brain talks to itself: sources of error in emotional prediction
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1335-41. 2009
  10. doi request reprint A wandering mind is an unhappy mind
    Matthew A Killingsworth
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 330:932. 2010

Research Grants

  1. AFFECTIVE FORECASTING
    Daniel Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. AFFECTIVE FORECASTING
    Daniel Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospection: experiencing the future
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, 33 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 317:1351-4. 2007
    ..Scientists are beginning to understand how the brain simulates future events, how it uses those simulations to predict an event's hedonic consequences, and why these predictions so often go awry...
  2. ncbi request reprint Decisions and revisions: the affective forecasting of changeable outcomes
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:503-14. 2002
    ..The results demonstrate that errors in affective forecasting can lead people to behave in ways that do not optimize their happiness and well-being...
  3. ncbi request reprint Immune neglect: a source of durability bias in affective forecasting
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 75:617-38. 1998
    ..The present experiments suggest that people neglect the psychological immune system when making affective forecasts...
  4. ncbi request reprint The illusion of external agency
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 79:690-700. 2000
    ..These results suggest that belief in omniscient, omnipotent, and benevolent external agents, such as God, may derive in part from people's failure to recognize that they have generated their own satisfaction...
  5. ncbi request reprint The momentary realist
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 11:394-8. 2000
    ..The results are discussed in terms of correction models of human judgment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Focalism: a source of durability bias in affective forecasting
    T D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22903, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 78:821-36. 2000
    ..The authors discuss the implications of focalism for other literatures, such as the planning fallacy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mispredicting the hedonic benefits of segregated gains
    Carey K Morewedge
    Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 136:700-9. 2007
    ..Segregation of small gains decreased rather than increased hedonic benefit. These experiments suggest that people may underestimate the value of the hedonic limen and thus may oversegregate small gains...
  8. doi request reprint The surprising power of neighborly advice
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 323:1617-9. 2009
    ..Both participants and independent judges mistakenly believed that predictions based on information about the event would be more accurate than predictions based on information about how another person had reacted to it...
  9. pmc Why the brain talks to itself: sources of error in emotional prediction
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1335-41. 2009
    ..Research shows that this process leads to systematic errors of prediction. We review evidence indicating that these errors can be traced to five sources...
  10. doi request reprint A wandering mind is an unhappy mind
    Matthew A Killingsworth
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 330:932. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint Medial prefrontal cortex predicts intertemporal choice
    Jason P Mitchell
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Northwest Science Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:857-66. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint The least likely of times: how remembering the past biases forecasts of the future
    Carey K Morewedge
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:626-30. 2005
    ..The results suggest that the impact bias (the tendency to overestimate the affective impact of future events) may be due in part to people's reliance on highly available but unrepresentative memories of the past...
  13. ncbi request reprint Location, location, location: the misprediction of satisfaction in housing lotteries
    Elizabeth W Dunn
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, 102 Gilmer Hall, PO Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1421-32. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint The peculiar longevity of things not so bad
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Harvard University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:14-9. 2004
    ..These errors of prediction are discussed as instances of a more general phenomenon known as the region-beta paradox...
  15. ncbi request reprint Looking forward to looking backward: the misprediction of regret
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:346-50. 2004
    ..These results suggest that people are less susceptible to regret than they imagine, and that decision makers who pay to avoid future regrets may be buying emotional insurance that they do not actually need...
  16. ncbi request reprint When to fire: anticipatory versus postevent reconstrual of uncontrollable events
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:340-51. 2004
    ..Forecasters predicted that loosing would make them feel worse than it did and selected a higher dose of a drug to cope with an anticipated loss than did people who actually lost...
  17. pmc It's a wonderful life: mentally subtracting positive events improves people's affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts
    Minkyung Koo
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1217-24. 2008
    ..The authors discuss the implications of these findings for the literatures on gratitude induction and counterfactual reasoning...
  18. doi request reprint Anticipating one's troubles: the costs and benefits of negative expectations
    Sarit A Golub
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY, USA
    Emotion 9:277-81. 2009
    ..These results suggest that anticipating one's troubles may be a poor strategy for maximizing positive affect...
  19. doi request reprint The paradoxical consequences of revenge
    Kevin M Carlsmith
    Department of Psychology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1316-24. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint Expect the unexpected: failure to anticipate similarities leads to an intergroup forecasting error
    Robyn K Mallett
    Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626 5385, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:265-77. 2008
    ..Regardless of focus, Whites expected to have pleasant intragroup interactions, and they were accurate (Study 4)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Do amnesics exhibit cognitive dissonance reduction? The role of explicit memory and attention in attitude change
    M D Lieberman
    Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Sci 12:135-40. 2001
    ..Using a free-choice paradigm, we found that both amnesics and normal participants under cognitive load showed as much attitude change as did control participants...
  22. ncbi request reprint Overhelping
    D T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin 78712, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 70:678-90. 1996
    ..The results point to an intervention principle that predicts how and when people may most effectively influence a performance so as to shape observer's inferences about the performer...
  23. ncbi request reprint The pleasures of uncertainty: prolonging positive moods in ways people do not anticipate
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:5-21. 2005
    ..Forecasters seemed unaware of this paradox; they overwhelmingly preferred to be in the certain conditions and tended to predict that they would be in better moods in these conditions...
  24. doi request reprint The feeling of uncertainty intensifies affective reactions
    Yoav Bar-Anan
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Emotion 9:123-7. 2009
    ..As predicted, the subjective feeling of uncertainty intensified people's affective reactions to the film clips...
  25. ncbi request reprint Loss aversion is an affective forecasting error
    Deborah A Kermer
    University of Virginia, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:649-53. 2006
    ..The asymmetrical impact of losses and gains was thus more a property of affective forecasts than a property of affective experience...

Research Grants10

  1. AFFECTIVE FORECASTING
    Daniel Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  2. AFFECTIVE FORECASTING
    Daniel Gilbert; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, studies on "The Pleasures of Uncertainty" and "Reinvigorating Past Pleasures" deals with people's forecasts and experiences of positive events. ..