The Effects of Co-Experience, the Effects of Mental Access, and Altruism’s Connection to Delayed Gratification

Professor Daniel Gilbert is an experimental social psychologist whose methods run from large-scale survey research (Killingsworth & Gilbert, 2010) to brain imaging (Mitchell, Schirmer, Ames, & Gilbert, 2010), but that generally focus on laboratory-based studies of human behavior. Gilbert's primary research focus over the last 15 years has been on the errors people make when attempting to predict their emotional reactions to future events. The research assistant funded through IQSS is working on three exciting new lines of research developed in collaboration with graduate student Bethany Burum: the effects of co-experience, the effects of mental access, and altruism’s connection to delayed gratification.

  • Sponsoring Faculty Member: Daniel Gilbert
  • Research Scholar: Jillian Jordan