Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D. Series Host, Professor of Psychology This Emotional Life - PBS

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Awards and Credentials

  1. American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology
  2. Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize
  3. Royal Society General Book Prize
  4. Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology
  5. Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Experimental Social Psychology

Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.


Dr. Gilbert is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research on “affective forecasting” examines the mistakes people make when they attempt to predict their hedonic reactions to future events.

He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. In 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His 2007 book, Stumbling on Happiness, spent 25 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and has been translated into 30 languages. Time magazine called it “fascinating,” the New York Times called it “brilliant,” and Bloomberg News called it “the only truly useful book on psychology I’ve ever read.”

He is a contributor to Time, The New York Times, and NPR's All Things Considered, and he has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows, including the Today Show, Charlie Rose, 20/20, and the Colbert Report.

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