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The Skill We Need in 2021 Is Mental Time Travel

A psychology researcher explains how to let your future self guide you through a rocky present

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Humans have always been pretty terrible at predicting our own futures. Again and again, research has shown just how little we grasp about who we’ll be down the road: Our beliefs about what will make us happy often miss the

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Richard Lopez

Richard Lopez

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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the REACH Lab (reachlab.bard.edu) at Bard College.