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Dan Gilbert: Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You (2018 WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium)


Dan Gilbert: Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You (2018 WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium)

Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right. Presented at the WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland.

Daniel Gilbert, Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You

The lecture given by prof. Daniel Gilbert will be entitled “Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You”.

Daniel Gilbert is professor of psychology at Harvard University, populariser of science and publicist (New York Times, Time). One of the best specialists in affective forecasting, social inference and decision-making. He is the author of Stumbling on Happiness, which sold in over a million copies worldwide. In 2014 Science magazine included him in the list of 50 most influential scientists in social media.

Nagranie wykładu “Szczęście – czego nie powiedziała ci matka, który Daniel Gilbert wygłosił podczas Copernicus Festival 2018.

Daniel Gilbert jest profesorem psychologii na Uniwersytecie Harvarda, popularyzatorem nauki i publicystą „New York Times” i „Time”. To jeden z najbardziej znanych badaczy zjawiska prognozowania afektywnego (tego, w jaki sposób przewidujemy emocjonalne konsekwencje przyszłych wydarzeń), wnioskowania społecznego (jak postrzegamy i rozumiemy działania innych osób) i podejmowania decyzji ( biorąc pod uwagę prawdopodobieństwo zajścia pewnych zdarzeń w przyszłości). W 2014 roku magazyn „Science” zaliczył go do grona 50 najbardziej wpływowych naukowców w mediach społecznościowych.

Organizatorzy Copernicus Festival 2018 to Centrum Kopernika Badań Interdyscyplinarnych, Fundacja Tygodnika Powszechnego oraz Uniwersytet Jagielloński. Współorganizatorami tegorocznej edycji Festiwalu były: Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Cricoteka, Tygodnik Powszechny, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe oraz księgarnio-kawiarnia De Revolutionibus. Festiwal odbywał się przy wsparciu Miasta Krakowa. Głównym partnerem festiwalu było Województwo Małopolskie. Wśród partnerów Festiwalu znalazły się Małopolska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego oraz Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w Krakowie.

Prof. Dan Gilbert -- The Science of Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You

Most of us think we know what would make us happy and that our only problem is getting it. But research in psychology, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience shows that people are not very good at predicting what will make them happy, how happy it will make them, and how long that happiness will last. One reason for this is that our cultures provide us with both wisdom and myth about the true sources of human happiness. Our mothers were right about some things and wrong about others, and science is beginning to reveal which is which.

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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our psychological immune system lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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Daniel Gilbert, Happiness-Researcher: Happiness: What your Mother Didn't Tell You

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Most of us think we know what would make us happy and
that our only problem is getting it. But, according to Harvard Psychologist and author Dan Gilbert, research in psychology and economics shows that people routinely mispredict how they will feel when they do and don't get what they are seeking, overestimating both the pleasures of success and the pains of failure. Learn what science has to tell us about why we all seem to stumble on happiness rather than upon it.

Daniel Gilbert

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The psychology of happiness | Daniel Gilbert | WOBI

Why do we make decisions we later regret? Social psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains the science behind happiness and how it's linked to decision-making.

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Daniel Gilbert is an American social psychologist and writer. He is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his research on affective forecasting. He is the author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, which has been translated into more than 30 languages and won the 2007 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books. He has also written essays for several newspapers and magazines, hosted a short, non-fiction television series on PBS, and given three popular TED talks.

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Published in 2006 and weighing 336 pages.

Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioural economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there.

In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.

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