Light & Verity


Laurie Santos on why she's taking a leave.

Michael Marsland

Michael Marsland

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“I teach my students about the importance of time affluence—feeling like you have some free time—and I simply wasn’t prioritizing that in my own life. If one of my Sillimanders had told me that they were feeling as time-famished as I have been these days, I would have demanded that they take something off their plate ASAP.”

—Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology and head of Silliman College, explaining to the Yale Daily News why she is taking a one-year leave from Yale and Silliman next year. Santos teaches the popular course Psychology and the Good Life, which examines the science of well-being.

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