Thomas D. Gilovich
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.
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
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.