Dr. Clay Routledge is a social psychologist and associate professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University. His research focuses on how the need to perceive life as meaningful impacts mental and physical health, close relationships, and intergroup relations. Dr. Routledge is a leading expert in the area of experimental existential psychology. He regularly publishes his work in the top psychology journals, recently co-edited a book on the scientific study of meaning in life, and is currently writing a book on the psychology of nostalgia. His work has been featured by the New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, BBC, CNN, ABC News, Men's Health, Women's Health, and Cosmopolitan. He also regularly serves as an expert guest on national and international radio programs.
The science of the human quest for meaning, significance, and self-transcendence