Harvard professor, fiction writer, and psychologist who became famous for his research in affective forecasting with Timothy Wilson. He also wrote the bestselling book Stumbling on Happiness.
He dropped out of high school at age 19 to become a science fiction writer.
His fiction has appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and Amazing Stories.
He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, Marilynn Oliphant.
He has appeared on The Colbert Report, hosted by Stephen Colbert.