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Andrew Abeyta

Andrew Abeyta, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Existential Motives Lab at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, and a fellow with the Flourishing in Action project at the Archbridge Institute’s Human Flourishing Lab. He is a social psychologist who studies how people satisfy the psychological needs for meaning in life and social belonging. Dr. Abeyta’s research focuses on psychological factors, like the experience of nostalgia, religion, and supernatural beliefs, that promote social belonging and meaning in life. Additionally, Dr Abeyta’s research is interested in the implications of the needs for meaning in life and social belonging for human flourishing, psychological resilience, and human agency. Dr. Abeyta earned his BA in psychology from Colorado College, his MA in experimental psychology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and his PhD in social and health psychology from North Dakota State University.

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