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Tom Gilovich

Tom Gilovich

 

Tom Gilovich is a professor of psychology at Cornell University. His research deals with how people evaluate the evidence of their everyday experience to make judgments, form beliefs, and decide on courses of action, and how they sometimes misevaluate that evidence and make faulty judgments, form dubious beliefs, and embark on counterproductive courses of action.

 
 
  

Stories by Tom Gilovich

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in a Consumerist Society

By Tom Gilovich | September 17, 2014

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

 
Sparks fly on a panel of five leading researchers at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, as they discuss the challenges to gratitude and the scientific obstacles we face in trying to understand it.

Videos and Podcasts: Challenges to Gratitude

By Tom Gilovich | June 7, 2014

Sparks fly on a panel of five leading researchers at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, as they discuss the challenges to gratitude and the scientific obstacles we face in trying to understand it.

 

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