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The Comprehensive Measure of Meaning Psychological and Philosophical Foundations

  title={The Comprehensive Measure of Meaning Psychological and Philosophical Foundations},
  author={Jeffrey Hanson and Tyler J. VanderWeele},
The topic of meaning has been of interest both in philosophy and psychology. The psychology research community has put forward a number of instruments to measure meaning. Considerable debate has taken place within philosophy on the objective versus subjective status of meaning in life and on the global versus individual or personal aspects of meaning. Here, we make use of an emerging consensus in the psychology literature concerning a tripartite structure of meaning as cognitive coherence… 
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  • Samantha J. HeintzelmanL. King
  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc
  • 2014
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