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date: 27 May 2017

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This chapter delves further into the existential study of the self and meaning. From the biological aspects of the self to a thorough review of current definitions of meaning, the authors present a proposal for a new model of meaning through a lifespan perspective, presenting links between important landmarks in life and the benefits of having meaning.

Keywords: meaning in life, lifespan development, purpose in life, model of lifelong meaning

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