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NSF ScienceLives Interview
Tom Gilovich, professor of psychology at Cornell University, focuses his research on how our rational and intuitive thinking processes interact, with a particular emphasis on what happens when they lead people in two very different directions.
A Joyous Journey from Black-and-White to Grey (with Tom Gilovich)Is "the spectrum" a more helpful way to think about the world than "categories"? Tom Gilovich joins Igor and Charles to discuss the perils of black-and-white thinking, the evolving data on the hot hand phenomenon, the science of regret, why foxes are wiser than hedgehogs, and the freedom that comes from learning that we are of less interest to other people than we think. Igor considers the limits of psychological nudging in tackling society’s structural problems, Tom shares the perspective that leads him to be so unrelentingly joyful, and Charles learns that even scientists have to work hard to avoid being typecast. Welcome to Episode 48.
Tom Gilovich - The Power of Investing in Experiences and Minimalism Gilovich — Andrew HornThomas Gilovich is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. In this episode, he shed views on the psychology of why people feel happy when they invest in experiences over material possessions.