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Laurie Santos

Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology and Head, Silliman College, Yale University; Host, “The Happiness Lab” podcast

Laurie Santos is the Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology and head of Silliman College at Yale University. An expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices, her course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students how psychology informs making wiser choices and living a happier, more fulfilling life. With almost a quarter of students enrolled, it is Yale’s most popular course and has been featured in The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, “The Today Show,” GQ, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 young minds and a Leading Campus Celebrity by TIME, Santos hosts “The Happiness Lab” podcast.

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