The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Latest Episodes

Make 'Em Laugh

November 12, 2019
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...

Choice Overload

November 5, 2019
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...

Don't Accentuate the Positive

October 29, 2019
We often think positive thinking is the best way to achieve our ambitions - but the science shows it holds us all back. Dr Laurie Santos...

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

Make 'Em Laugh

November 12, 2019
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...

Choice Overload

November 5, 2019
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...

Don't Accentuate the Positive

October 29, 2019
We often think positive thinking is the best way to achieve our ambitions - but the science shows it holds us all back. Dr Laurie Santos...

Don't Think of the White Bear

October 22, 2019
Once a thought is in our heads, we can't suppress it and trying to only causes us misery. Dr Laurie Santos explains why our brains work...

Caring What You're Sharing

October 15, 2019
Sharing a good experience with another human deepens our enjoyment of the moment... but only if we abide by certain rules. Dr Laurie...

Mistakenly Seeking Solitude

October 8, 2019
Technology allows us to bank, shop and dine without talking to another human, but what toll is this taking on our happiness? The...