Laurie Santos, PhD
The Science of Happiness
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What You'll Learn
Better understand common misconceptions about happiness, why our minds think in unhelpful ways even though they make us unhappy, and the research that can help us change
Learn 5 simple “hacks” that you can do to decrease stress, improve well-being, and connect more fully with those around you
Discover why research on “emotion contagion” suggests that cultivating your own deep happiness may be one of the most powerful ways to serve the happiness of those you love
About Laurie Santos, PhD
Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her course, Psychology and the Good Life, became Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years. She was voted a “Brilliant 10” young mind by Popular Science and a “Campus Celebrity” by Time Magazine. Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, has over 35 million downloads.
To learn more about Dr. Santos and enroll in her free Science of Well-Being course you can visit her website.
About Daniel Goleman, PhD
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was a bestseller and has been translated into more than 40 languages. His most recent book, Altered Traits, was co-authored with Richard Davidson and reviews the best meditation research. Dan has also organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healing Emotions, Destructive Emotions, and Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence. For the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday Dan wrote A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for our World. He is a former board member and a Founding Steward of the Mind & Life Institute.
You can learn more about Dr. Goleman's work on his website.