Experiential appreciation as a pathway to meaning in life

A key research program within the meaning in life (MIL) literature aims to identify the key contributors to MIL. The experience of existential mattering, purpose in life and a sense of coherence are currently posited as three primary contributors to MIL. However, it is unclear whether they encompass all information people consider when judging MIL. …

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Prospective associations between alcohol consumption and psychological well-being in midlife

BackgroundAlcohol consumption potentially influences psychological well-being in beneficial and harmful ways, but prospective studies on the association show mixed results. Our main purpose was to examine prospective associations between alcohol consumption and psychological well-being in middle-aged men and women. MethodsThe study sample included 4148 middle-aged individuals (80% men) from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank …

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