Thomas D. Gilovich

Psychology
Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

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Thomas Gilovich
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Contact Information

220 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3834

Thomas D. Gilovich

Psychology
Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Judgment and decision making; happiness and well-being; self insight and understanding

Current Research Interest

How basic processes of judgment can give rise to non-optimal decisions and how they can lead people to experience self-doubt and resentment—and suppress gratitude and appreciation.

Distinction

Provost Award for Distinguished Scholarship
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Nalini Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Russell Distinguished Teaching Award

Selected Publication

Walker, Jesse, Jane L. Risen, Thomas D. Gilovich, and Richard H. Thaler. “Sudden-Death Aversion: Avoiding Superior Options because they Feel Riskier.”  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 115, no. 3 (2018): 363-378.

Gilovich, Thomas, and Lee Ross. The Wisest One in the Room: How You Can Benefit from Social Psychology’s Most Powerful Insights. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.

Cornell Research Website Article

Intriguing Human Behavior

Cornell Research Website Video

Judgment, Decision Making, and Regrets
Decisions That Make a Psychologist