Thomas Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich researches how people evaluate information in their everyday and professional lives, and how they use that information to draw conclusions, form beliefs, and embark on courses of action. He is also interested in the emotional states that both influence and follow from people's judgments. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. An award-winning teacher, Tom is a Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research. He has authored several books on these and related topics, notably "How We Know What Isnt So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life," and with Gary Belsky, "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakesand How to Correct Them: Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics." [+]