|The Individual in the Social World|
|Dates:||June 23-July 14, 2012 (3 weeks)|
|Credits:||3 (see course)|
(see eligibility requirements)
|Apply by:||May 11, 2012|
Thomas Gilovich is Professor of Psychology at Cornell and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. He obtained his B.A. from the University of California and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and has taught at Cornell since 1981.
In 2012, Gilovich received the honor of being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which includes leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts.
Professor Gilovich's research examines how people make judgments and decisions in their everyday and professional lives. This has led him to study judgments and decisions in the world of politics, economics, sports, and relationships. Currently, he is focusing on the interrelationship between intuition and reason in decision-making.
Professor Gilovich is most widely known for his research that debunks the “hot hand” in basketball and for his first two books, How We Know What Isn’t So and Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes. He is also the author of Heuristics and Biases (with Dale Griffin and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, 2002) and Social Psychology (with Dacher Keltner and Richard Nisbett, 2010).
Professor Gilovich teaches statistics, judgment, and social psychology to undergraduate students at Cornell.
Karen "Casey" Carr is the assistant dean of students for mental health awareness at Cornell University and advisor to Cornell Minds Matter, a student-run mental health advocacy group. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1974 and her master's in social work from Syracuse University.
Her career experience includes the Tompkins County Probation Department, Elmira Psychiatric Hospital, Cornell Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service, and sixteen years in private practice. She teaches a seminar on positive psychology and is writing manuals for Cornell's faculty and staff on noticing and helping students in distress. She has taught the Summer College psychology seminar for over twenty years.