Thomas Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich

Thomas Gilovich
Nationality American
Fields Psychology
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Stanford University
Known for Research in heuristics and cognitive biases
Influences Amos Tversky, Daniel Kahneman, Lee Ross, Mark Lepper
Influenced cognitive psychology, social psychology
Thomas Dashiff Gilovich

is a professor of psychology at Cornell University who has done research in social psychology, decision making and behavioral economics, and has written popular books on these subjects. He has collaborated with Daniel Kahneman, Richard Nisbett, Lee Ross and Amos Tversky.

Gilovich earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1981. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.[1]

He is married to Karen Dashiff Gilovich, with whom he has two daughters, Ilana and Rebecca.


  • Notable contributions 1
  • Books 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Notable contributions


  • Gilovich, T., Keltner, D., & Nisbett, R.E. "Social Psychology." New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-97875-3
  • Gilovich, T., Griffin, D. W. & Kahneman, D. (Eds.). (2002). Heuristics and Biases : The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-79679-2
  • Belsky, G., & Gilovich, T. (1999). Why smart people make big money mistakes-and how to correct them: Lessons from the new science of behavioral economics. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-684-85938-6
  • Gilovich, T. (1991). How we know what isn't so: The fallibility of human reason in everyday life. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 0-02-911706-2. Summary.

See also


  1. ^ "CSI Fellows and Staff". Retrieved August 7, 2011.