The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Latest Episodes

2020 BONUS: Grateful Expectations

January 13, 2020
Grit and determination to change your habits can only get you so far... if you want to be happier you have to stop and think about how...

2020 BONUS: A New Hope

January 6, 2020
Research shows we all look for moments to make a fresh start - new years, new seasons, new decades. Our optimism about making big,...

The Happiness Lab Presents: How To! with Charles Duhigg

December 20, 2019
In this special episode of Happiness Lab, we feature an episode of the podcast How To! with Charles Duhigg. Mike’s dream job of playing...

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

2020 BONUS: Grateful Expectations

January 13, 2020
Grit and determination to change your habits can only get you so far... if you want to be happier you have to stop and think about how...

2020 BONUS: A New Hope

January 6, 2020
Research shows we all look for moments to make a fresh start - new years, new seasons, new decades. Our optimism about making big,...

The Happiness Lab Presents: How To! with Charles Duhigg

December 20, 2019
In this special episode of Happiness Lab, we feature an episode of the podcast How To! with Charles Duhigg. Mike’s dream job of playing...

BONUS: A Happier Christmas

December 16, 2019
Accept our gift of happiness this holiday season! It can be a hectic and stressful time of year... but it's also full of opportunities...

Making the Grade

November 19, 2019
From school grades to fitness trackers, we're all being ranked and rated on a daily basis. This is having a huge impact on our happiness...

Make 'Em Laugh

November 15, 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...