AskDefine | Define prospection

Extensive Definition

Prospection is defined by psychologist Daniel Gilbert in his novel Stumbling on Happiness as "The act of looking forward in time or considering the future" (Gilbert 2006:1). It has also been used for several years in the field of Futures Studies, where futurist Joseph Voros defined it to be "the activity of purposefully looking forward [i.e. into the future] in order to create forward views and/or images of the future" (see, e.g., Voros 2003, 2005, 2006).


  • Stumbling on Happiness
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