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Research / Discovery

Psychology professor tells The Denver Post about meaning of life

January 23, 2012

Michael Steger, associate professor of Counseling Psychology/Applied Social Psychology, is looking for meaning in life like everybody else.

Only he’s doing it the hard way – by trying to measure it through a questionnaire he created through his Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life. The survey is being used by the Centers for Disease Control.

On Tuesday, his research was featured on the front page of the Lifestyle section of The Denver Post.

The research is getting other kinds of recognition around the country.

“The Centers for Disease Control are using part of my Meaning in Life Questionnaire in nationwide surveys to better understand and define what it means to have a healthy population,” Steger said. “The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has also been using part of that questionnaire to understand the connections between poverty and health in countries around the world, from Chile and Chad to the Philippines and Niger.”


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