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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 3,517 ratings
Really enjoyable!
Great podcast! Really enjoying it! Will be sharing with friends! 😊
CAD:D via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/19/19
Little underwhelmed
Good content, most well known... hate to be petty but it’s very kindergarten teacher style talking.
Tjk89 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/18/19
Peak Happiness
I have followed Dr. Santos and other positive psychologists for a long time and somehow she has managed to get the rock stars of the field on her podcast. Not only am I learning a ton, but she doesn’t shy away from difficult topics. Highly recommend this podcast to everyone - it’s interesting and...Read full review »
Flying Buff via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/18/19
Recent Episodes
Sharing a good experience with another human deepens our enjoyment of the moment... but only if we abide by certain rules. Dr Laurie Santos shows us how we often get 'sharing' wrong and explains how we can all derive more happiness from ice cream, sunsets and a night in front of the TV. For an...
Published 10/15/19
Technology allows us to bank, shop and dine without talking to another human, but what toll is this taking on our happiness? The inventor of the ATM and the Talking Heads singer David Byrne join Dr Laurie Santos to explore the ways in which talking to strangers can bring us all genuine joy.   ...
Published 10/08/19
Ice skater Michelle Kwan was all set to win Olympic Gold... but in a major sporting upset she came second. Sharing her story with Dr Laurie Santos, Michelle lets us in on a key secret to achieving happiness when you're tempted to feel like a loser.   For an even deeper dive into the research we...
Published 10/01/19
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