A Slight Change of Plans The Science of Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos

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We’re not great at knowing what makes us happy, says Laurie Santos, host of “The Happiness Lab.” Laurie joins Maya for a wide-ranging conversation about the latest happiness research and her favorite happiness-boosting strategies. They also discuss how much of our happiness is hard-wired, if there’s such a thing as thinking about happiness too much, and what you should know if you ever feel guilty feeling happy, given the state of the world. For more on Laurie, check out her podcast “The Happiness Lab.”

If you liked this episode, try this one from the archive: “The Science of Happiness and Change.”

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Dr. Maya Shankar

Maya Shankar is a cognitive scientist who served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama White House, where she founded and served as Chair of the White House Behavioral Science…