Exploring the frontiers of happiness: Dan Gilbert on TED.com

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Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 33:38.)

Watch Dan Gilbert’s talk from TEDGlobal 2005 at Oxford on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 350+ TEDTalks — including more talks about happiness.

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Comments (4)

  • Nick Ahman commented on Oct 7 2009

    I agree with Jay that lottery players dont necessarily have to be stupid. I’ve written a follow-up article on this: spreadinghappiness.org – would love to hear your comments

  • Mike Crabe commented on Mar 30 2009

    I loved his book stumbling on happiness. I think it was marvelous.

  • Andy Rafferty commented on Mar 22 2009

    I really enjoyed that presentation. It makes you think differently about life in general and the way you interoperate scenarios. I will be using some of the theory in the presentation to better design my websites. It gives me some great ideas about how to monetize my new file hosting website.

  • alan buchanan commented on Mar 2 2009

    Really interesting theories. I like the lottery ones, im in the elottery syndicate business and yet it takes someone telling you like he has to make you really think about the chances.