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Thomas D. Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich is chair of Cornell's Department of Psychology and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. He teaches statistics, judgment, and social psychology to undergraduate students at Cornell, and his particular areas of interest include decision making, critical thinking and belief, egocentrism, optimism, pessimism, satisfaction, and regret.

Gilovich earned his BA from the University of California and his PhD from Stanford University. He has taught at Cornell since 1981 and is widely known 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).