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Dr. Laurie Santos joins the podcast to share what the science says about how we can maintain our well-being during this difficult time.

About our Guest: Laurie is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Her course “Psychology and the Good Life” is the most popular class in the university’s history. It’s now available for free online as “The Science of Well-Being." She’s also the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale, which explores the evolutionary origins of the human mind

Laurie hosts the critically acclaimed podcast The Happiness Lab. We couldn't recommend it more highly, if you like our podcast you should definitely give it a listen.

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Support the Podcast: We're now on Patreon! If you'd like to support the podcast, follow this link.

Key Topics:

2:00: Key resources for happiness during pandemic. 

6:00: Understanding and combating logical errors. 

10:00: How to stay strong during a crisis. 

14:30: Developing an internal orientation toward positivity. 

17:15: Key misconceptions about happiness. 

20:30: Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards.

22:45: Self-compassion. 

24:30: What can we learn from monkeys?

31:00: Why didn’t “errors of reasoning” evolve out of us?

34:15: Liking vs. Craving.

37:00: The critical role of lasting learning. 

48:00: A message to your younger self.

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