ESP Biography



LANDON ALLEN, Yale sophomore who is passionate about psychology




Major: Psychology and English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Landon Allen, and I am currently a sophomore double majoring in Psychology and English. I grew up in Long Island, New York, and I am interested in acting, creative writing, tennis, mock trial, and education! During the summer, I am a Group Leader for teenagers at a sleep-away camp in Pennsylvania. On campus, I work in a psychology lab and am part of both Telltale, a storytelling group, and New Haven REACH, where I serve as a mentor for high school students applying to college. I am honored to co-direct the Spring Splash 2019 program, and more than anything, I love to teach classes in areas involving positive psychology and development!

Feel free to contact me at landon.allen@yale.edu with any questions or concerns!



Past Classes

  (Look at the class archive for more.)


Psychology and the Good Life: How to Live the Happiest Life Possible in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Modeled off the most popular class in Yale history, this class will explore how to use psychology to live the happiest life possible. We will discuss how our mind lies to us about what makes us happy, and we will discover what we can actually do to live our happiest lives. Student Reviews: "Thank you for such an awesome and impactful class! It has definitely increased my happiness/well-being:)" "This class by FAR was my favorite class and it definitely had a HUGE impact on me. Inspirational."


Psychology and the Good Life: How to Live the Happiest Life Possible in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
Modeled off the most popular class in Yale history, this class will explore how to use psychology to live the happiest life possible. We will discuss how our mind lies to us about what makes us happy, and we will discover what we can actually do to live our happiest lives. Student Reviews: "Thank you for such an awesome and impactful class! I've looked forward to all three weeks and it has definitely increased my happiness/well-being:)" "This class by FAR was my favorite class @ Sprout and definitely had a HUGE impact on me. Inspirational."


Psychology and the Good Life: How to Live the Best Life Possible in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Modeled off the most popular class in Yale history, this class will explore how to use psychology to live the best life possible. We will discuss how our mind lies to us about what makes us happy, and we will discover what we can actually do to live our happiest lives. Student Reviews: “Landon Allen is an AMAZING teacher! I will be looking out for any classes by him during Splash at Yale. His class was interesting, funny, and so informative.” “It is really interactive and fun, amazing 10/10 class.”


The Wonders of Psychology: Prepare Your Minds to be Blown in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
Fascinating aspects of psychology ranging from evolution, reasons for sexual attraction, flaws in memory, and exploration of the unconscious mind. Past student feedback on this class: "Really engaging, Loved it" "Mind Blowing" "Cool class. Teacher very passionate." "Amazing, Best class" "It is really interactive and fun, amazing, 10/10 class"


Psychology and the Good Life: How to Live the Best Life Possible in Sprout Fall 18 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 2018)
Modeled off the most popular class in Yale history, this class will explore how to use psychology to live the best life possible. We will discuss how our mind lies to us about what makes us happy, and we will discover what we can actually do to live our happiest lives. Student Reviews: “Landon Allen is an AMAZING teacher! I will be looking out for any classes by him during Splash at Yale. His class was interesting, funny, and so informative.” “I liked how the teacher included interactive activities. He was also REALLY enthusiastic and funny.” “It is really interactive and fun, amazing 10/10 class.”


The Wonders of Psychology: Prepare Your Minds to be Blown in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
Fascinating aspects of psychology ranging from evolution, reasons for sexual attraction, flaws in memory, and exploration of the unconscious mind. Past student feedback on this class: "really engaging, loved it" "Funny and enjoyable" "mind blowing" "Cool class. Teacher very passionate." "amazing, best class" "it is really interactive and fun, amazing, 10/10 class"


The Wonders of Psychology: Prepare Your Minds to be Blown in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
This course will cover some of the most fascinating wonders of psychology. We will explore flaws in the human mind, and we will think about how these flaws are actually essential to our existence as human beings. We will touch upon illusions, reasons for sexual desires, a few incredible personal stories, as well as a variety of other interesting basics of psychology. My goal is for you to truly understand what makes humans incredible, and of course, for you to have your minds blown.