Meaning and Existential Agency
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The Meaning Mindset: Existential Agency in America
Click here to open the PDF in a new tab. Key Findings: Most Americans (69%) agree or strongly agree that they have the power to live a meaningful life (high existential agency). This is the case for both men and women and across regions of the country. The percent of...
Progress, Value, and Knowledge From Tradition
Reason and rationality by themselves are not sufficient to solve contemporary challenges This article was originally published in Discourse MagazineWith the formation of new institutions and an increasingly broad conversation about the need to renew American...
Existential Agency in America
Click here to view PDF in a new tab. Existential psychology plays a central role in human progress and flourishing, in part, because meaning in life is a self-regulatory and motivational resource that helps people live healthy, productive, prosocial, and goal-oriented...
You Can’t Cure Your Employee’s Existential Crisis. But You Can Help.
This article was originally published in the Harvard Business Review Humans’ fundamental need to perceive life as meaningful — which comes from the feeling that one’s existence has purpose and significance — is nothing new. But the prolonged fear, uncertainty,...
The Surprising Power of Nostalgia at Work
This article was originally published in the Harvard Business Review Many people assume that nostalgia is purely entertainment, a feeling individuals enjoy because it takes them back to the more carefree days of their youth. Some view it as maladaptive fixation on the...
UBI is Not a Recipe for Long-Term Human Flourishing
For many years, the fear of upcoming mass unemployment due to artificial intelligence and automation has spurred conversations about the future of work and inspired advocacy for a universal basic income (UBI)
Boredom: a Double-Edged Sword, for Individuals and Society
In theory, the shutdowns, restrictions, and need for social distancing resulting from the Coronavirus…
Searching for Common Meaning in the Age of Polarization
“It is not between Red and Blue states; it is a battle about whether there is meaning outside of politics.”
Why Meaning Matters For Freedom And Flourishing
May 2020Clay Routledge Click here to open the PDF in a new Tab Social, behavioral, and health scientists are increasingly appreciating how important meaning in life is to both mental and physical wellbeing. People who view their lives as full of meaning and purpose...
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