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Companion pets – especially dogs – are credited with making our lives richer and more fun, but does the science back up this belief? Dr. Laurie Santos breaks down what it is dogs can do to make us happier – and what behaviors we can adopt to experience the wellbeing boost of dog ownership even without buying one.

She’ll also introduce you to Georgia the motorcycling dog and her owner, Laurette Nicoll.

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…