The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos Giving Tuesday: Why Giving Money to Others Makes us Happier

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Money can buy you happiness – but not in the way we think. Giving money away – especially to help others – has been shown make us happier than spending on ourselves.

Social psychologist Lara Aknin explains the best ways to spend on loved ones, friends and even total strangers to get the biggest happiness bang for your buck.

And Harvard’s Josh Greene reveals how much money Happiness Lab listeners gave to charity via Giving Multiplier last year – and how many lives you saved.

To give to a charity of your choice and to some of the most effective charities around (and have your donation matched at a special rate) visit:

The Happiness Lab will return in January 2023. See you then.

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…