Hal Hershfield: recent publications

Make Decisions Today That Will Impress Your Friends in 20 Years

At every stage of our lives, we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made.So young people pay good money to get tattoos removed that teenagers paid good money to get. Middle-aged people rushed to divorce people who young adults rushed to marry.

Older adults work hard to lose what middle-aged adults worked hard to gain. On and on and on.The question is, as a psychologist, that fascinates me is, why do we make decisions that our future selves so often regret?Dr.

Hal Hershfield, a psychologist at UCLA has found that it’s best to view your future self as a different person. Your future self won’t see the

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