Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert poses the question, “Why do we make decisions that our future selves so often regret?” His answer draws on psychological studies, cognitive research and a well-reasoned theory. Gilbert explains that people of all ages underestimate how much they’ll change in the future, so getAbstract suggests this energetic talk as a cognitive tune-up for any phase of career or life.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why humans tend to underestimate how much they’ll change over time,
- How this cognitive bias skews decision making and
- Why people at any age should regard themselves as “works in progress.”
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Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert studies human happiness; he wrote Stumbling on Happiness.
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