The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Epictetus

September 28, 2020 - 28:53
Epictetus was born into slavery and beaten until he was lame... but he became one of Ancient Rome's greatest thinkers by accepting every...

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Plato

September 21, 2020 - 27:13
Plato likened us all to charioteers trying to control two wayward horses. The steeds represent the competing wants and desires that...

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Aristotle

September 14, 2020 - 28:16
He gave us biology, physics and drama... but Greek philosopher Aristotle also thought deeply about how humans can flourish and live...

About The Show

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

More Episodes

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Epictetus

September 28, 2020 - 28:53
Epictetus was born into slavery and beaten until he was lame... but he became one of Ancient Rome's greatest thinkers by accepting every...

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Plato

September 21, 2020 - 27:13
Plato likened us all to charioteers trying to control two wayward horses. The steeds represent the competing wants and desires that...

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Aristotle

September 14, 2020 - 28:16
He gave us biology, physics and drama... but Greek philosopher Aristotle also thought deeply about how humans can flourish and live...

Happiness Lessons of The Ancients: Aristotle

September 14, 2020 - 28:16
He gave us biology, physics and drama... but Greek philosopher Aristotle also thought deeply about how humans can flourish and live...

The Happiness Lab Presents: Revisionist History

August 10, 2020 - 39:23
The Happiness Lab presents an episode of Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History, in which Malcolm explores the delicate science of...

The Happiness Lab Presents: Revisionist History

August 10, 2020 - 39:23
The Happiness Lab presents an episode of Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History, in which Malcolm explores the delicate science of...