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 Living on Purpose 
 Daniel Gilbert in conversation with Lynn Thompson
 Lynn Thompson  
 For non-profit use only.
Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University ~ his research with Tim Wilson on "affective forecasting" investigates how and how well people can make predictions about the emotional impact of future events. ~ CD "Inclined"
selection "New Day" with intro and extro
Associate Producer: Criss Thompson
"Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had presumed. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward.

Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks, and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was.

Smart, witty, accessible, and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human endeavor to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there."

 Daniel Gilbert - Stumbling on Happiness Download Program Podcast
Conversation with author about book released May 2006
00:44:18 English 2006-06-27
 CHLY Radio Malaspina, Nanaimo, BC Canada, heart of the harbour city
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