The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos BONUS: Help Others to Help Yourself

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College student Liam Elkind studied happiness in the class taught by Dr Laurie Santos. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, he knew exactly what to do to fight the negative emotions this pandemic arouses in us all – he helped set up a volunteer group called Invisible Hands to support vulnerable neighbors.

Compassion expert David DeSteno explains why helping others can improve our own well-being while protecting us from emotional burnout. And with a guided meditation Dr. Santos shows that compassion is thing we can nurture and develop.

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…