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#114: Barriers and Blessings

In this episode, gratitude takes center stage as we interview Thomas Gilovich, who discusses the headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry and his research. He tells how gratitude is so important and what that means for young people.

Thomas Gilovich is the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and is a pioneer in behavioral economics. He researches decision making, critical thinking, social psychology and experiential and material consumption and has published several books. See his profile at or his Laboratory blog at to learn more.