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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale--the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history--Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. For an even deeper dive...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 5,742 ratings
Touched my brain (not just heart😉) with amazing research and narration. Feeling happier already!!!
gautam 993 via Apple Podcasts · India · 12/04/19
I have nothing but respect and admiration for Dr. Santos, and her content never disappoints, but her singsongy delivery has me on the fence every time I see a new podcast. I've heard her interviewed, and barely recognized that it was the same person. Is this the same manner she adopts in her...Read full review »
Writer Girl in VA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/19
I generally dislike a lot of popular psychology for simplifying things, but despite this I listen to a lot of it. This podcast is great - I really like the host, their choice of topics, and the production value.
LilyLovesLamp via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/04/19
Recent Episodes
From school grades to fitness trackers, we're all being ranked and rated on a daily basis. This is having a huge impact on our happiness and preventing us from living our lives to the fullest. Can giving up on grades radically improve our wellbeing? For an even deeper dive into the research we...
Published 11/19/19
The world's greatest expert on canned TV laugh tracks helps Dr Laurie Santos demonstrate how the emotions of those around us can make us feel happier or more sad. If happiness is so contagious... can we do more to bring joy to ourselves and our loved ones? For an even deeper dive into the...
Published 11/12/19
We all make thousands of choices each day - and think it means we're in charge of our lives. But making even trivial decisions - about salad dressings, for example - can sap our energy and cause anxiety. Dr Laurie Santos examines why our society wrongly prioritises choice over happiness, and...
Published 11/05/19
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