Daniel Goldstein TED Talk: Connecting Present and Future Selves

by
Rohan Mascarenhas, Russell Sage Foundation
February 21, 2012

Last year, we discussed a study that examined a new way to encourage people to save for retirement. The study, partially funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, attempted to align savers' present-day interests with those of their future, older selves by showing them, among other things, digitally aged photos of themselves. One of the study's authors, psychologist Daniel Goldstein, talks more about the evidence and theory behind the experiment in the TED Talk below. Read the full text of the study for more.

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