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The Search for Purpose in Life: An Exploration of Purpose, the Search Process, and Purpose Anxiety

  title={The Search for Purpose in Life: An Exploration of Purpose, the Search Process, and Purpose Anxiety},
  author={Larissa Rainey},
This paper is concerned with the search for purpose—defined as the attempt to find or enact one’s unique purpose in life. While much is known about the benefits of a purposeful existence (i.e., higher levels of happiness, life satisfaction and general well-being, reduced risk for psychopathologies, and greater physical health), far less is known about the effects of the search process. The first half of this document reviews what psychologists know about purpose, the benefits of purpose, and… Expand
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