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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 13,594 ratings
Great stuff
This is great wisdom in small, clear bites! Listen, learn, and love.
Marty5478 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
Great start to my day
I have started listening to this podcast as I get ready for work. I used to listen to the news, but it brought me down with all of the virus talk over the pandemic. This podcast has helped me start my day on a positive footing.
Jannarooski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
On being
Things that seem to be a given when it comes to well being, Laurie explains how and why.
taylerlynne0826 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
Recent Episodes
Plato likened us all to charioteers trying to control two wayward horses. The steeds represent the competing wants and desires that constantly pull us off course and away from a happier life. Yale professor Tamar Gendler joins Dr Laurie Santos to examine how the ancient Greek philosopher didn't...
Published 09/21/20
He gave us biology, physics and drama... but Greek philosopher Aristotle also thought deeply about how humans can flourish and live happy lives of virtue. Yale professor Tamar Gendler tells Dr Laurie Santos about Aristotle's wellbeing insights and how he recommended taking daily "baby steps"...
Published 09/14/20
The Happiness Lab presents an episode of Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History, in which Malcolm explores the delicate science of hiring nihilism, examined in five deeply-personal case studies. Revisionist History is his journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode...
Published 08/10/20
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