PODCAST - The definition of meaning in life.
1 Hour 25 Minute Listen
Your advice today is coming from Scott Barry Kaufman. Scott is a psychologist at Barnard College, Columbia University who is interested in helping all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Curious about the mind, brain, and behavior, Dr. Kaufman likes to share his enthusiasm for these topics through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast.
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Today we have Michael Steger on the podcast. Dr. Steger is a Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He studies the link between meaning in life and well-being, as well as the psychological predictors of physical health and health-risk behaviors, and the facilitators and benefits of engaging in meaningful work.
In this episode we discuss the following topics:
The definition of meaning in life
The measurement of meaning
The dark triad and meaning
“The Hitler Problem”
Life satisfaction vs. meaning in life
Different forms of pleasure
The possibility for “meaning exhaustion”
The difference between coherence, purpose, and significance
Different meanings of purpose
The strongest sources of meaning in life