2019 Health & Well-Being Speaker: Laurie Santos, Ph.D.

What Makes Humans Happy – What Does the Science of Psychology say About How to Live a Happier Life

Laurie Santos, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale University and an expert on human cognition, its origins and the evolutionary biases that influence our life choices. Her renowned work focuses on how positive psychology can lead to a happy and fulfilling life. At Yale, Santos teaches a class titled “Psychology and the Good Life,” which is the university’s most popular class in over 316 years. She was named one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10” and a Time magazine “Leading Campus Celebrity.” Her TED Talk has over a million views.