Professor of Psychology, host of the Happiness Lab
Dr. Laurie Santos is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is a 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,” teaches students what the science of psychology says about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. The class is Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years and has been adapted into a free Coursera program that has been taken by over 3.8 million people to date. Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, launched in 2019 has over 67 million downloads.
When: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5
Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.
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Whatever Happened to Happiness?
How do you define true happiness? Is it contentment or joy or success? Is it the absence of sadness or pain? The host of the Happiness Lab podcast suggests it's all these things — and perhaps something deeper. WATCH NOW
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.