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Laurie Santos

Professor of Psychology, host of the Happiness Lab

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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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Science & Health

Whatever Happened to Happiness?

Crosscut Festival 2022
Thu May 5, 2022 | 1:00pm

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


Thank you to our session sponsor the Washington State Hospital Association

Featuring: Laurie Santos, Kathryn Bollich-Ziegler

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