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Thomas Gilovich    

Behavioral Scientist, Expert on Decision Making; Professor, Cornell University

Thomas Gilovich researches how people evaluate information in their everyday and professional lives, and how they use that information to draw conclusions, form beliefs, and embark on courses of action. He is also interested in the emotional states that both influence and follow from people's judgments. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. An award-winning teacher, Tom is a Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. He has authored several books on these and related topics, notably "How We Know What Isnt So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life," and with Gary Belsky, "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakesand How to Correct Them: Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics."

Tom received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California and his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Speech Topics


How to Evaluate Information More Effectively and Make More Rewarding Decisions

Understanding the most common shortcomings in how people seek out and evaluate information is the key to making more better decisions.

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

Drawing upon the psychological insights that have given birth to the field of behavioral economics, Tom explains the features of how the mind works that give rise to problems in how even the smartest people, and the smartest organizations, make financial decisions.

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Thomas Gilovich (Author of How We Know What Isn't So)

About Thomas Gilovich: From Wikipedia:Thomas D. Gilovich (born 1954) is a professor of psychology at Cornell University who has researched decision mak...

Gary Belsky & Tom Gilovich | TIME.com

Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich are co-authors of the bestselling Why Smart ... Tom, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, has also written How We ...

The Earnings, My Friend, Are Blowin' in the Wind - MoneyBeat - WSJ

The Earnings, My Friend, Are Blowin' in the Wind ... Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, says people use the metaphors of headwinds ...

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at .... After the conference completed I could use my vacation days in the country the ...

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