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Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition, its origins, and
 the evolutionary biases that influence our all-too imperfect life choices. She is also knowledgeable in how behavioral change through positive psychology can lead to
 a happy and fulfilling life. Dr. Santos is Head of Silliman College and is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her course, Psychology and the Good Life, has become the most popular class taken at Yale in over 316 years. She was named one of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10,” and a TIME magazine “Leading Campus Celebrity”; her TED Talk has over a million views.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, or need to arrange disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at (865) 974-5455. This program is funded in part by the Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC).

Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Student Union, Ballroom

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences, Health & Wellness, Student Success


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Campus Events Board


Center for Student Engagement



Contact Name

Center for Student Engagement

Contact Phone

(865) 974-5455

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