Reflections on the Scientific Study of Meaning in Life Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article examines four questions central to the scientific study of meaning in life: First, what are some key challenges faced in the scientific study of meaning in life? Second, how might appropriate measures of meaning constructs be developed? Third, what are the fundamental process related to meaning making and meaning seeking? Finally, are there individual differences in the need for meaning? We offer our thoughts and reflections in response to each of these questions.

author list (cited authors)

  • Schlegel, R. J., & Hicks, J. A.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • January 2016