Existential Science Lab

Humans are highly motivated to find and maintain meaning in life. Our lab uses a range of empirical methods to explore individual differences in the need for meaning, the underlying cognitive processes involved in meaning-making, the different ways people seek and maintain meaning, and how the presence or absence of meaning influences health, wellbeing, social bonds, beliefs, self-control, and goal pursuit.

 

Photo: J Routledge

Photo: J Routledge