Meaning and Purpose in Life with Dr. Michael Steger

JulyJul 15 2019 07:00pm - 09:00pm Australia/Melbourne

Presented by Geelong Grammar School Institute of Positive Education.

The quest for meaning is a long-time companion of the human condition. In fact, it may be as old as human culture itself.

In this Insight Series presentation, Founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, Dr. Steger, examines how, over the ages, psychology has framed the question of “what is the meaning of life” in distinctly personal terms, and how it has used rigorous scientific research to forge a deep body of knowledge about the contributions meaning and purpose make to health, relationships, happiness, self-understanding, and even longevity.

No question that has puzzled us for scores of centuries has an easy answer. As such, we are honoured to have this opportunity to hear and learn from esteemed researcher and author, Dr. Steger, about ways we can embrace and answer these questions in our own lives.

About Dr. Michael F. Steger, PhD

Michael Steger is the founder and Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose, as well as being a professor of psychology at Colorado State University. He is endlessly curious about learning how to create a life worth living, and this focus is the inspiration for his research. He has spent the better part of two decades studying the vital role that meaning and purpose play in work, health, relationships, growth, and happiness. He has published more than 120 scientific papers, including influential theory and research that has profoundly shaped the way the field understands and measures meaning in life and work purpose and meaning, as well as three published books, Designing Positive PsychologyPurpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and The Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work.

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