Dan Gardner is the New York Times best-selling author of books about psychology and decision-making and a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. More >

Feature Article

COVID-19 And The Psychology Of Uncertainty

Mar 29, 2020

Originally published in the Globe and Mail, March 28, 2020

A black hood covered the prisoner’s head. A deafening roar fill... More >


Why Were We Not Prepared?

Apr 14, 2020

Originally published in the Globe and Mail April 12, 2020

In 2003, a novel coronavirus emerged from Asia, spread to two do... More >

Words In A Crisis

Apr 10, 2020

Originally published by CNBC April 7, 2020

One of the classic British posters from World War II is severe, almost brutal. ... More >

The Disaster Myth

Apr 10, 2020

Originally published in the Boston Globe, April 3, 2020

In the 2011 movie “Contagion,” a virus sweeps the globe and people... More >

Featured Book

Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction

A New York Times bestseller Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why...

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