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Thomas Gilovich : biography

1954 -
Thomas D. Gilovich

Gilovich earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in 1981. Elected a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

He is married with two daughters, both of whom attend Cornell University.

Notable contributions

  • bias blind spot
  • hot-hand fallacy
  • clustering illusion
  • self-handicapping
  • spotlight effect
  • regret
  • anchoring
  • egocentrism


  • 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. .
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