136: The Good Life (with Laurie Santos)
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From Very Bad Wizards to Megyn Kelly Today back to Very Bad Wizards, Laurie Santos has traveled the typical trajectory of the celebrity academic. Laurie joins us to talk about her cult status after creating the most popular course in Yale University history: Psychology and the Good Life. Why are we so bad at predicting what will make us happy? What makes it so hard to do the things we know are good for us? Why are young people more stressed, anxious, and overworked than they used to be? And how can we nudge ourselves into living better lives? Plus we take a test for determining the virtues that come easiest to us and the ones that come.. harder. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Casper. Special Guest: Laurie Santos.Links:Laurie Santos | Comparative Cognition LaboratoryYale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness - The New York TimesPsychology and The Good Life 2018 Course SyllabusMatt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment | TED TalkCharacter Strength SurveyAudible Casper