“Meaning In Life and Work”
5pm EDT
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Abstract: Michael F. Steger, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. For more than 15 years, he has researched how people flourish by living a meaningful life.

Bio: Michael F. Steger, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Personality Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2005. For more than 15 years, he has researched how people flourish by living a meaningful life. He has published more than 100 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, and three books, including The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work and Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace. He provides keynotes, lectures, workshops, and consulting around the world on the topics of meaning, purpose, psychological strengths, meaningful work, and creating a happy workplace.

Upcoming Book: The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work

 

Website: Michaelfsteger.com

Papers of Interest:

Oades et al. is the introductory chapter to The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. (Download)

Martela & Steger is a fresh look at a theory of meaning in life and its three proposed dimensions (Download)

Steger, HOPP2 is a chapter from the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Positive Psychology and is a pretty good overview of the field (Download)

Steger, Frazier, Oishi, & Kaler is the paper describing the development of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire, which is included in an appendix (Download)