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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

60 podcast episodes


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 into the research we talk about in the show and to sign up to our newsletter visit: happinesslab.fm

Episodes1 - 10 of 60 episodes


A Slight Change of Plans

Dr Maya Shankar studies how our minds work and how we change. She joins Dr Laurie Santo...

26 minutes
May 20, 2021

Hidden Brain: Laurie Talks Monkeys and Bad Money Decisions.

Hidden Brain is a weekly podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam. It's a show about science ...

55 minutes
May 10, 2021

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Lao Tzu

The challenges of life often cause us to work frantically to overcome our difficulties ...

36 minutes
May 03, 2021

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Confucius

The Covid pandemic has robbed us of many rituals and ceremonies we took for granted - f...

36 minutes
Apr 26, 2021

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Forgiveness

Miroslav Volf teaches at Yale Divinity School - and is celebrated for his work on recon...

32 minutes
Apr 19, 2021

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Day of Rest

Sarah Hurwitz worked 24/7 at Harvard, and barely took time off as she built a career in...

36 minutes
Apr 12, 2021

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: The Torah

Sarah Hurwitz grew up thinking there was little the great texts of Judaism could teach ...

31 minutes
Apr 05, 2021

Laurie Talks Relationships with Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas

Double Date is a new podcast with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue. The pair have been bli...

53 minutes
Mar 23, 2021

Move More... But for the Right Reasons

Moving more is great for your happiness - but many of us decide to exercise because we'...

34 minutes
Jan 25, 2021

Feed Yourself Like You'd Feed a Loved One

Diets and "healthy" eating fads are a January fixture - but few of us stick to these ha...

38 minutes
Jan 18, 2021