Author

Thomas Gilovich

American psychologist

1954   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Stanford University, University of California, Santa Barbara
occupation: psychologist, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
influenced by: Amos Tversky

Thomas Dashiff Gilovich (born January 16, 1954) is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. He has conducted research in social psychology, decision making, behavioral economics, and has written popular books on these subjects. Gilovich has collaborated with Daniel Kahneman, Richard Nisbett, Lee Ross and Amos Tversky. His articles in peer-reviewed journals on subjects such as cognitive biases have been widely cited. In addition, Gilovich has been quoted in the media on subjects ranging from the effect of purchases on happiness to perception of judgment in social situations. Gilovich is a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
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