Thomas Gilovich

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Thomas Gilovich is Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University. His research focuses on 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. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.

His books include How We Know What Isn’t So (1991), Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes(1999, with Gary Belsky), Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment (2002, with Dale Griffin and Daniel Kahneman), and Social Psychology (2004, with Dacher Keltner and Richard Nisbett). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.