Behavioral Sciences Workshop with Tom Gilovich, Cornell University
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP
The Behavioral Sciences Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar series featuring speakers of broad appeal in the behavioral sciences. The workshop is held jointly between the Yale departments of Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and the School of Management (SOM). The workshop is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) and the School of Management’s International Center for Finance and Whitebox Advisors fund. Lunch will be served.
Thomas D. Gilovich is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology at Cornell University. His research focuses on everyday human judgment: how do people assess what they and others are like, what the future has in store, and what events in the past “really mean”? He is particularly interested in those processes of judgment that lead people to misread the evidence of their own experience and thus lead them to draw erroneous conclusions, form questionable beliefs, and embark on dubious courses of action.