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Saturday 13 June 2020

The Happiness Lab, with Yale Professor Laurie Santos

History &
Social Policy

“The data suggests that becoming happier is a lot like learning to play the violin… It’s not impossible to do. You just have to commit to practicing.” – Laurie Santos

Yale University had never seen anything like it. In early 2018, a psychology professor called Laurie Santos launched a new course titled ‘Psyc 157: Psychology of the Good Life.’ Santos had become increasingly concerned about the levels of depression and anxiety among her students. She believed she could teach them how they could be happier.

The response to Santos’s new course was staggering. Nearly 1,200 students enrolled; that’s about one quarter of the university’s entire undergraduate population. The course was then released online for free; more than 400,000 people around the world have taken it. She now has a hit podcast called The Happiness Lab, which has been downloaded over 7 million times since its launch in September 2019 and has its second season on the way.

This summer, Laurie Santos will be joining Intelligence Squared for an exclusive London event, exploring how we can all lead more meaningful lives – and be happier. The data suggests that taking Santos’ course works. Santos had thousands of students take a wellbeing survey before and after taking her online course, and the average student’s happiness score increased by more than ten percent.

Santos’ work combines psychology with the real-life application of behavioural sciences, debunking false notions of what makes us happy while helping students understand the habits they need to lead fulfilled lives.

Join us on Saturday June 13 and learn from the world’s top happiness expert.

Event Name

The Happiness Lab, with Yale Professor Laurie Santos


Choose Tickets

Speaker
  • Laurie Santos

    Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast

Chair

To be announced.

 

Speakers are subject to change.


Location
  • EartH Hackney
  • 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd,
  • Dalston,
  • London,
  • N16 8BH
Time
  • Saturday 13 June 2020
  • 6pm to 7:30pm



Speakers

Speaker

Laurie Santos

Professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of The Happiness Lab podcast


Psychologist and cognitive scientist who is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She is also Director of Yale's Comparative Cognition Laboratory, Director of Yale's Canine Cognition Lab, and Head of Yale's Silliman College. In January 2018, her course titled ‘Psychology and the Good Life’ became the most popular course in Yale's history. She is the host of the podcast The Happiness Lab, published by Pushkin Industries, the media company led by journalists Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg.
Chair

To be announced.

 

Speakers are subject to change.