Welcome to On Meaning. I'm Eugene Leventhal. In this week's episode, I got to speak with Pelin Kesebir, who is a social psychologist interested in the study of happiness and virtue. She is an honorary fellow and a former assistant scientist at the Center for Healthy Minds.
We started the discussion be exploring some similarities and differences between existential psychology and positive psychology before getting into virtues and wellbeing, and the role that spirituality can play in regards to well-being.
Two things in particular really resonated with me from this conversation. The first was the role that the virtue of curiosity can play when it comes to finding interest in life as a whole and in terms of leading a fulfilling life. The second thing, which was just the different types of virtues we discussed, curiosity and connection are so key when it comes to well-being.
To learn more about Pelin's work, check out this site.