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Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan is Head of Department and Professor of Behavioural Science in Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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219: Paul Dolan on Designing Your Life for Happiness
Please Support The Show with a DonationPaul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He's an expert on human behavior and happiness. Paul is also the author of the best selling book, Happiness By Design: Change What You Do Not What You Think. We all want happiness in our lives yet happiness is something that so often eludes most people. It seems like a feeling that happens to us rather than a feeling that we can cultivate with intention. In this interview, Paul teaches some really practical, research-based, action-oriented approaches to life that we can take today to increase our feelings of happiness. The first step? Listen to this informative and interesting interview. Omax3 Ultrapure go to and try a box for freeIn This Interview, Paul Dolan and I Discuss...The Wolf ParableHis book, Happiness By Design: Change What You Do Not What You ThinkThe power of designing your environmentFind a balance of purpose and pleasure and you have a happy lifeHow a large part of how you feel is connected to what you doThe role of attention in happinessWhat we think would make us happy vs what does make us happyThat we're not very good at predicting what will make us happyThe AREA modelHow we must make sense of what's happened in order to adapt to itKey to happiness is also to pay more attention to what makes you happy and less attention to what doesn't make you happyWhy somethings that are so obvious are so often overlookedIf you can't change what you do, change what you pay attention to in the experienceIf you want to do something, make it easy for yourself to do itLess about willpower and more about design powerHabit loopsQueuing your environment, commitment and normDeciding, Designing and DoingIf you want to do something, make it easy. If you don't want to do something make it hardPlease Support The Show with a Donation 
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May 10th, 1968
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32 minutes, 30 seconds