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A Meta-Analysis of Religion/Spirituality and Life Satisfaction: A Multi-Dimensional Approach. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (February, 2020)

The Measurement and Experimental Manipulation of Self-Transcendent Experience. Johns Hopkins Medicine, Invited by Roland Griffiths (January, 2020)

William James’s Conversion to Self-Report Survey Methods in Psychological Research. American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Annual Meeting. (January, 2020)

The Psychology of Philosophy Survey. Yale University, Invited by Molly Crockett (August, 2019)

Transcendent Experience: Perspective from Psychology and Neuroscience. International Positive Psychology Association. Melbourne Australia (July, 2019)

Organizational Mattering. International Positive Psychology Association. Melbourne Australia (July, 2019)

A New Measure of Emotional Well-Being. Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Ann Arbor Michigan (July, 2018)

Self-Transcendent Experiences: Developing Multi-Factorial State and Trait Measures. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta (March, 2018)

Neuromodulating self-transcendence: A noninvasive brain stimulation study. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta (March, 2018)

The Awe Experience Scale: A Multi-Factoral Measure for a Complex Emotion. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Texas (January, 2017)

Self-transcendent experience: A potent source of meaning. Invited presentation by Willibald Ruch. International Positive Psychology Association Conference. Angers, France. June 29, 2016


Transcendent Experience: Psychological, neurological, and clinical implications. Invited presentation by Jon Spiegel. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Pittsburgh, PA. May 9, 2016

The Practices Project: Classification and analysis of meaning enhancing methods in world religious traditions. Invited presentation by Kaiping Peng. Tsinghua University, China. April 16, 2016

The varieties of spiritual experiences: Scientific advances. Invited presentation by James Pawelski. Liberal and Professional Studies. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 17, 2015.

Illuminating the Numinous: Empirical Methods of Investigation
Joint Conference of the International Association for Analytical Psychology,
Yale University, New Haven, CT (July, 2015)

Practices: A Cross-Cultural Classification
International Positive Psychology Association,
Beijing, China (June, 2015)



Secular Self-Transcendence:  Psychological and Neurological Perspectives
Lehigh Valley Humanists
Lehigh Valley, PA (May, 2015)

The Science of Happiness
The Philadelphia Science Festival
Philadelphia, PA (April, 2015)

The Psychological Sense of Meaning and Purpose in Life
Tsinghua University Department of Psychology
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (June, 2014)

Secular Self-Transcendence: And Musings on Inclusive Humanism
American Humanist Association Conference
Philadelphia, PA (June, 2014)

The Meaning and Purpose in Life Project
Harvard Kennedy School
Boston, MA (April, 2014)


The Psychology and Neuroscience of Religious Experience
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA (April, 2014)

The Science of Love
Philadelphia Science Festival
Philadelphia, PA (April, 2014)

The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience and Callings
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA (February, 2014)

Humanism and Secular Ethics
Yale University
Berkeley, CA (February, 2014)

The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience and Callings
Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury, England (September, 2013)

Introduction to Positive Psychology
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal (February, 2013)

Well-being and Positive Psychology
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Camden, New Jersey (June, 2012)

Health and Well-being
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, New York (March, 2011)

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