Meaning Research

Late Life

Welcome to the Meaning Research Late Life website!


Here you can find more information on our research performed at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of KU Leuven, Belgium. The Meaning Research Late Life team is led by prof. dr. Jessie Dezutter. 

We focus on a number of related research lines, including:

  • meaning & well-being in dementia

  • tiredness of life and existential anxiety

  • grace as psychological experience

  • existential loneliness 

  • existential suffering and geriatric depression 

About Jessie

Jessie is an Associate Research Professor at KU Leuven since 2015. She directs the Meaning Research Late Life Lab and co-directs with her colleague prof. dr. Siebrecht Vanhooren the KU Leuven Meaning & Existence Research Center. She chairs LIRAM - LEUVEN Interdisciplinary Center Lived Religion and Meaning.


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Meet our Team