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Laurie Santos

Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos is an expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. Her new course, Psychology and the Good Life, teaches students how the science of psychology can provide important hints about how to make wiser choices and live a life that’s happier and more fulfilling.

Her course recently became Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, with nearly a quarter of all students at Yale enrolled. The course has been featured in numerous news outlets including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, GQ Magazine, New York Magazine, Slate and O! Magazine. A winner of numerous awards both for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds, and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.”