Alma College presents Daniel Gilbert, the award-winning Harvard psychologist, author and authority on the science of happiness.
Dubbed by some as the “Happiness Professor,” Gilbert, says humans are poor predictors of their own happiness — a premise he supports with clinical research drawn from psychology and neuroscience and explains with an entertaining and typically humorous style.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall
Sponsored by the Responsible Leadership Institute, Alma College
General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or at the Remick Heritage Center Box Office. Tickets for Alma College students, faculty and staff are free but must be reserved at the Box Office. Box Office hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information. All tickets ordered after March 15 will be held in the Box Office and can be picked up one hour before the event.
The Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Gilbert has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
His research on “affective forecasting” investigates how well people can make predictions about the emotional impact of future events. He argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy.
His 2007 book, Stumbling on Happiness, spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than 30 languages. It was awarded the Royal Society’s General Book Prize for best science book of the year and featured on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
In 2010, he hosted and co-wrote the award-winning PBS television series “This Emotional Life,” and he has been a contributor to Time magazine, The New York Times and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” In addition he has been a guest on numerous television shows, including The Today Show, Charlie Rose, 20/20 and The Colbert Report.
In 2014, Science magazine named him one of the world’s 50 most-followed scientists on social media. More than 20 million people have seen his TED talks, and his first TED talk remains one of the 15 most popular of all time.