The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos How to Feel More Empathy (With the Host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold)

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When bad things happen to people – illness, accident or crime – our brains fool us into believing the victims must have done something to deserve their fate. This deep-seated bias is wrong though – and we should try to show more empathy for our own wellbeing.

Dr Laurie Santos talks to historian Hallie Rubenhold about her research into the lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper in Victorian London – and why even today people aren’t more sympathetic towards them.

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…