Existential Science Lab

Humans are existential animals. We are uniquely aware of our mortality and able to ask questions about the meaning of life.

As a result, we go to great lengths to feel more than mortal, to find enduring meaning.

Our lab uses a range of empirical methods to explore how existential questions and anxieties impact mental and physical health, close relationships, and people's ability to respect and peacefully coexist with those who subscribe to different meaning-providing belief systems.

As scientists, our goal is to better understand the human condition and contribute to broader efforts to better the lives of all people.


Photo: J Routledge

Photo: J Routledge