Thomas Gilovich is a professor of psychology at Cornell University and author of The Wisest One in the Room (with Lee Ross), How We Know What Isn't So, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes, and Social Psychology. He lives in Ithaca, New York.
Lee Ross is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiations. He is the author of The Wisest One in the Room (with Thomas Gilovich), The Person and the Situation, and Human Inference.
"The Wisest One in the Room combines rich science,
compelling stories, and graceful prose to teach you more about
other people and yourself than you ever thought you knew. Two of
the world's greatest social psychologists will help you understand
the sources of many of the world's greatest triumphs and most
pressing problems--from racism to partisanship, from happiness to
consumer behavior, from media biases to international conflicts,
from persuasion to healthy eating, from knocking out educational
disparities to mitigating climate change. Every person who wants to
be wiser, happier, and more successful--and that includes most of
us--should read this book."--Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., professor of
psychology at the University of California, Riverside and
bestselling author of THE HOW OF HAPPINESS
"In The Wisest One in the Room, Gilovich and Ross weave social science, history and anecdotes in a compelling way to help us understand human nature, where we make mistakes and how we might be able to live to our full potential."--Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics, and most recently bestselling author of Irrationally Yours