People Really Do Change, and Much More Than We’d Predict

We will all change in the next 10 years about as much as we have changed in the last 10 years, which is way more than we’d have predicted 10 years ago, as well as much more than we’d predict now.  I find this encouraging [though hard for me to grasp and use], and I hope you will too.

Click on the TED Playlist of the Week, and then click on/listen to Dan Gilbert’s short talk/research about how much people change over time.

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2 Responses to People Really Do Change, and Much More Than We’d Predict

  1. Katy says:

    So, as a psychologist you don’t believe that people can change? Why are you in the profession?

    • Dr. Bob says:

      You’re right Katy, I’d sure be in the wrong profession if I didn’t believe people can and do change. If you read the post you’ll see it’s actually based on the premise that people do change over time, often without intention or conscious awareness. And way more, even, than they’d predict.
      The TED talk is also mighty intreaguing. Let me know what you think. Dr Bob

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