Dr. Daniel (Dan) Gilbert

Dr. Daniel (Dan) Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is interested in how individuals navigate the complexities of time and social life. Dr. Gilbert’s research interests include happiness, emotions, social inference, and affective forecasting. He was named as one of the 50 most-followed scientists on social media by Science in 2014. He also was the recipient of the William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science in 2019.

Educational Resources:

  • Learning Check-In: After watching the video interview with Dr. Gilbert, students will answer reflection questions about it.

  • Website Review: Students will investigate Dr. Gilbert’s website to learn more about his research.

  • Article Analysis: Students will select a recent publication of Dr. Gilbert’s and create a PowerPoint presentation about it.

  • Recommended Courses: An extended list of courses that correspond with Dr. Gilbert’s video interview and his areas of expertise.

Dr. Gilbert's website

Representative Publications:

  • Quoidbach, J., Gilbert, D.T., & Wilson, T.D. (2020). Your life satisfaction will change more than you think: A comment on Harris and Busseri (2019). Journal of Research in Personality, 86, 103937. View article here

  • Gilbert, D.T., & Malone, P.S. (1995). The correspondence bias. Psychological Bulletin , 117(1), 21. View article here

  • Gilbert, D. (2009). Stumbling on happiness. Vintage Canada.