The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos BONUS: Grateful Expectations

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Grit and determination to change your habits can only get you so far… if you want to be happier you have to stop and think about how nice people have been to you and how nice you can be to them in return. This circle of gratitude – the science suggests – will also make you a better friend to one of the most important people in your life… your future self.

Dr. Laurie Santos investigates this effect with Northeastern University’s Professor David DeSteno – author of “Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion and Pride.”

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…