Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos 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 how the science of psychology can provide important hints about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling. It is Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years and has been featured in The New York Times, GQ, Slate, and O! magazine, and on the NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. A winner of multiple awards for both her science and teaching, she was recently voted one of Popular Science  magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds and was named a “Leading Campus Celebrity” in Time.