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Daniel Gilbert discusses how people can more accurately predict reactions to future events.


Daniel Gilbert discusses how people can more accurately predict reactions to future events.
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Harvard University psychology professor Daniel Gilbert discusses how people can more accurately predict their hedonic and affective reactions to a future event when they know how someone else reacted to the same event. Gilbert says knowing about another person's experience is more important than knowing about the event itself.

Credit: Jon Chase/Harvard News Office

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