How can you get happier?

London School of Economics
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As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on the theme of health and wellbeing, Paul Dolan introduces his new podcast series, Get Happier, which aims to help you improve your own happiness and the happiness of those around you, at home and at work, without too much effort.

Meet our speaker and chair

Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department in Psychological and Behavioural Science at the LSE. He is Director of the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science. His main research interests are in the measurement of happiness and in changing behaviour through changing the contexts within which people make choices. He is author of the Sunday Times best-selling book Happiness By Design, and Happy Ever After, and the creator and presenter of the Duck - Rabbit podcast, a journey through our polarised culture. He is also the founder of the Lifetime Wellbeing Cooperative™.

Richard Layard is an economist who thinks there is more to happiness than just the economy. In 2005 he wrote the best-selling book Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, translated into 20 languages. Most recently he co-authored the first textbook on wellbeing science – Wellbeing: Science and Policy – which aims to create a whole new generation of researchers and analysts in the field. He is Co-Director of the Community Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

More about this event

This event will be available to watch on LSE Live. LSE Live is the new home for our live streams, allowing you to tune in and join the global debate at LSE, wherever you are in the world. If you can't attend live, a video will be made available shortly afterwards on LSE's YouTube channel.

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023, taking place from 21 October to 17 November with events across the UK.

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