Dr. Laurie Santos is 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 3.3 million people to date. Dr. Santos has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, NPR, GQ Magazine, Slate, CNN and O, The Oprah Magazine. Dr. Santos is a winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching from institutions such as Yale and the American Psychological Association. She has been featured as one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” young minds and was named TIME’s “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Her podcast, The Happiness Lab, launched in 2019 has over 35 million downloads.
Main expertice: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Regrets, Relationships, Revenge, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be