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The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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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
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Caring What You're Sharing

Caring What You're Sharing

2019-10-1500:41:3612

Sharing a good experience with another human deepens our enjoyment of the moment... but only if we abide by certain rules. Dr Laurie Santos shows us how we often get 'sharing' wrong and explains how we can all derive more happiness from ice cream, sunsets and a night in front of the TV.For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm
Mistakenly Seeking Solitude

Mistakenly Seeking Solitude

2019-10-0800:38:3427

Technology allows us to bank, shop and dine without talking to another human, but what toll is this taking on our happiness? The inventor of the ATM and the Talking Heads singer David Byrne join Dr Laurie Santos to explore the ways in which talking to strangers can bring us all genuine joy.    For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit https://www.happinesslab.fm/
A Silver Lining

A Silver Lining

2019-10-0100:44:5227

Ice skater Michelle Kwan was all set to win Olympic Gold... but in a major sporting upset she came second. Sharing her story with Dr Laurie Santos, Michelle lets us in on a key secret to achieving happiness when you're tempted to feel like a loser.   For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm
The Unhappy Millionaire

The Unhappy Millionaire

2019-09-2400:42:2938

How can winning the lottery ruin your life - while contracting an incurable disease feel like 'a gift'? Dr Laurie Santos hears about dreams come true and nightmares realised; and talks with Dr Dan Gilbert about why human happiness isn't defined by these major events in the way we all assume. For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm
You Can Change

You Can Change

2019-09-1300:42:3267

You can make yourself happier today. Your life circumstances and personality aren't nearly as important as you think in deciding how happy you can be. Dr Laurie Santos explains how understanding the latest science will point you in the right direction and make you more satisfied with your life. Are you ready to feel better?For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit happinesslab.fm
Do you want to be happier? Yale's 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 Ivy League psychology course she teaches, Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about becoming happier. The Happiness Lab debuts September 17 from Pushkin Industries.
Coming September 17 from Pushkin Industries
Comments (25)

Ron Johns, Jr

I don't doubt that which religion makes little difference in well being. However, it seems a major benefit of participating in positive congregations of people inflates our "happiness tires." Does your research disagree?

Oct 18th
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Shannon Miller

I actually go in to my local bank to say hi and chat. I use ATMs elsewhere. I also live to visit my local CVS at night to pick things up and chat with the great employees. Bring back the bar cars! 😂🍻

Oct 18th
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Lee Hoong

what is the same of the army? want to check out his book too

Oct 17th
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Joosbag

So far so good! I understand the need for advertising, but it truly takes away from the lessons being taught.

Oct 16th
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Lee Hoong

I sent to my family to listen

Oct 16th
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Ryan Wagoner

Amazing, wonderful, and a must listen. Thank you for making it.

Oct 16th
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Anastasiia Bondareva

thank you for podcast! talking about reference point, it seems like you always can find someone who on the worse position then you. for me, it means that you always can find a proof for your fails. this kind of behavior may decrease your motivation. As a result, you would not try to be a better version of yourself, therefore, you always look back not forward!

Oct 15th
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Annie Bouwknecht

I'm so glad I found this podcast! I'm struggling with anxiety and depression for the past couple years and been getting worse and I'm on meds now but I still have financial stress and it's hard for me to communicate in my relationships. This is super important for me to hear what happiness really means. Really encouraging for me.

Oct 14th
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Ricardo da Cruz de Carvalho

Hello Laurie It makes sense but as an Aspie just earing that gave me anxiety... Nevertheless sometimes I try it, although I love my solitude and do not struggle at all with it as most neurotypicals. By the way, love your podcast! 😁

Oct 8th
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Anastasiia Bondareva

I'm grateful that my first podcast which I've ever heard was this one!!! it consists amazing stories which I will always keep in my mind to bring in my life more happiness! thank you very much ❤

Oct 6th
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John Brown

awesome podcast, functional insights and amazing guests. I know this podcast will make me happy ;)

Oct 1st
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Nikki Pants

I am in love with this podcast and it came at a time in my life when I truly need it. I've taken many positive psychology classes, and as someone who's dealt with severe, chronic depression/ anxiety, I've spent much of my own time trying to find lasting happiness. This podcast (and the class) are what I needed to find my motivation and spark again. Thank you, Laurie, Yale. and all of the beautiful human beings who have worked to help others learn to love themselves and find happiness. ❤🙏

Sep 27th
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Nilay Jain

Great podcast!

Sep 26th
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Nenad Filip

Such an amazing episode! it truly made me happy ;)

Sep 24th
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E J

Is this a weekly podcast? If so, what day does it update?

Sep 24th
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Tommy Oakster

I forwarded this podcast to friends and family will all get together and compare notes

Sep 19th
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Mark Edmunds

I never usually leave a review for anything however I took Laurie's Yale course online and feel compelled to do so. I encourage all to take it and am looking forward to exercising my happiness muscles with the podcast reboot and refresher. Thanks for such a great series!!!

Sep 18th
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Shannon Miller

Loving the Coursera class. Looking forward to listening to these episodes and congratulations on CBS.

Sep 17th
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Limario

"Money doesn't make your happy, getting your materialistic needs is what does. Once you get there, accumulating more money doesn't make you happier". finally got this sorted 👏

Sep 15th
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