The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Latest Episodes

The Happiness Lab Presents: The Chronicles of Now

July 9, 2020 - 19:24
Covid-19 has made us all prisoners of our homes. And at times, our families. If the pandemic goes well into 2021, what will an extended...

How to Be a Better Ally

June 29, 2020 - 36:59
You might detest bigotry and injustice, but have you done anything to address these problems? There are many reasons we stay silent and...

The War For Kindness

June 22, 2020 - 34:52
Feeling you belong to a group can be great - but it also has a darker side, leading us down an unhappy path of hatred and violence...

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

The Happiness Lab Presents: The Chronicles of Now

July 9, 2020 - 19:24
Covid-19 has made us all prisoners of our homes. And at times, our families. If the pandemic goes well into 2021, what will an extended...

How to Be a Better Ally

June 29, 2020 - 36:59
You might detest bigotry and injustice, but have you done anything to address these problems? There are many reasons we stay silent and...

The War For Kindness

June 22, 2020 - 34:52
Feeling you belong to a group can be great - but it also has a darker side, leading us down an unhappy path of hatred and violence...

Demonic Possessions

June 15, 2020 - 25:08
Cait Flanders went deep into debt so she could buy all the clothes, books and gadgets she thought would make her happier. It was only...

How to Kick Bad Habits (and Start Good Ones)

June 8, 2020 - 32:05
We all have bad habits - things we eat, drink, do or say that cause us unhappiness. We repeat these behaviours over and over again -...

Dial D for Distracted

June 1, 2020 - 30:04
The world is full of people and things that can make you happy, but you have to notice them to get the full effect. Smartphones are...