Laurie Santos

Professor of Psychology; Head, Silliman College, Yale University

Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College, Yale University. Expert on human cognition and the cognitive biases that impede better choices. 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. Course recently became Yale’s most popular course in over 300 years, with almost one in four students at Yale enrolled. Course has been featured in numerous news outlets, including the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, GQ Magazine, Slate and O! Magazine. Winner of numerous awards both for science and teaching; recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10” young minds; named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity”.

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