The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Dial D for Distracted

June 01, 2020, 4:05 am • 34m

The world is full of people and things that can make you happy, but you have to notice them to get the full effect. Smartphones are technological marvels, but the hold they have over our limited attention is causing us to miss out on more than we realize. Dr Laurie Santos finds that even having a phone nearby can reduce how happy you feel and meets a mother who "broke up" with her phone when she realised it was even stopping her bonding with her baby. For an even deeper dive into the research we talk about in the show visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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