Purpose, Redemption, and the Life Review; Exploring your Past to Make Peace with the Present

October 20, 2021|12:00pm

In his most recent book, A Round of Golf with my Father: The New Psychology of Exploring your Past to Make Peace with the Present, William Damon introduces readers to the “life review,” which allows for the exploration of the past to redeem old regrets and prepare for a purposeful and positive future. During this presentation, Professor Damon will also discuss the development of purpose from adolescence through late life, its psychological benefits, obstacles to purpose, and other forward-looking capacities that may arise from prior disappointments and regrets.

About the speaker: William Damon is Professor of Education at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence. He is one of the world’s leading researchers on life-span human development and author of The Path to Purpose. Damon is a member of the National Academy of Education and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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