Laurie Santos’s evidence-based lessons on becoming happier have moved from the lecture hall to the airwaves.
Early in her career, psychologist Wendy Wood noticed a trend: many of her colleagues struggled to get things done. Intelligence, talent, and motivation didn’t seem to suffice. She set out to discover why.
Failing to close the gap between intention and action is frustrating at best. For sanitation and health behaviors, it can be fatal.