Laurie Santos

Laurie Santos

Yale University

Dr. Laurie Renee Santos is a cognitive scientist and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. She is also Director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory, Director of Yale’s Canine Cognition Lab, Head of Yale’s Silliman College, and she is also the host of “The Happiness Lab” podcast. Her course, “The Science of Well Being” is the most popular in Yale’s history.

Finding a Grit Fit Sabbath Rest

Leading theologians and youth practitioners explore the importance of sabbath-keeping for both youth and youth workers.

Relationships and Community Developing Trusted Relationships and Nurturing Communities

Leading theologians and pastors explore the importance of creating an environment where youth can develop trusted relationships with peers and adults, and the value of nurturing communities.

Tending to the Mental Health of Adolescents

Leading theologians and pastors explore adolescent mental health and the role of youth ministry and the youth minister in supporting youth.

Cultivating Resilience, Well-Being and Authentic Happiness in Youth

Theologians, psychologists and youth leaders discuss the importance of cultivating resilience in youth.

Yale Youth Ministry Institute