Tag: Hal Hershfield
Hal Hershfield, a friend of the podcast, recently had an adaptation from his book, Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today”, published in the WSJ.
We love this concept of “getting to know your future self” taught by Hal Hershfield, who studies the psychology of long-term decision-making, because it’s a lot like our philosophy of taking the long view.
One of Hershfield’s most well-known discoveries suggests that when people are confronted with their “future selves,” they experience an emotional connection that can influence long-term financial and ethical decision-making.
In a recent WSJ piece, Jason Zweig discusses two things to do when the stock market gets crazy. The article and Zweig’s advice are worth your time (and the tips should sound familiar).
What’s more, Zweig highlights some long view thoughts from recent podcast guest, Hal Hershfield.
“Our distant future selves feel like different people from who we are now,” says Hal Hershfield, a behavioral scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies how time affects people’s decisions. “It can become especially difficult to keep those distant selves in mind when there’s so many emotions in the present—in the form of temptation or fear.”
If you haven’t already, listen here to the podcast episode with Hal Hershfield.
“My research asks, ‘How can we help move people from who they are now to who they’ll be in the future in a way that maximizes well-being?” Hal Hershfield
I may have found my person. By that, I mean someone who does the research connected to the mission of my podcast. He’s just as obsessed as I am with helping people make better long-term decisions.
Professor Hal Hershfield’s work concentrates on the psychology of long-term decision making and how time affects people’s lives — perfect, given the purpose of my podcast and that Americans are living longer and saving less.
One of Hershfield’s most well-known discoveries suggests that when people are confronted with their “future selves,” they experience an emotional sense of connection that can influence long-term financial and ethical decision-making.