"Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You" Featuring Daniel Gilbert

Created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Mar 25, 2015

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at This is a pre-recorded webinar

Starts at 8:00 PM ยท Ends at 9:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Elizabeth Uva


Daniel Gilbert





Most of us think we know what would make us happy (e.g., money, marriage, children, etc.) and that the problem is how to get these things. But new research shows that while some of the conventional wisdom is right, a lot of it is not. Professor Gilbert will explain why, when it comes to finding happiness, we can't always trust our mothers.




Daniel Gilbert is Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. After attending the Community College of Denver and completing his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Denver, he went on to earn his Ph.D. from Princeton University. From 1985 to 1996, he taught at the University of Texas, Austin, and in 1996, he joined the faculty of Harvard University. He has received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, the Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology, and has won teaching awards that include the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize and the Harvard College Professorship. His research focuses on how and how well people think about their emotional reactions to future events. He is the author of the international best seller Stumbling on Happiness, which won the Royal Society's General Prize for best popular science book of the year, and he is the co-writer and host of the PBS television series, This Emotional Life.

This is a pre-recorded webinar