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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 in Belgium.

The Meaning Research Late Life team is led by prof. dr. Jessie Dezutter.


We focus on a number of related research lines, including

existential suffering and geriatric depression 

grace as psychological experience

meaning in life & well-being in dementia

existential loneliness 

tiredness of life and existential anxiety

About Jessie

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

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