Portrait of Daryl Von Tongeren

Daryl Van Tongeren

Associate Professor of Psychology, Hope College

Daryl Van Tongeren is an Associate Professor of Psychology and recently served as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Hope College. His research focuses on the social motivation for meaning and its relation to virtues and morality. Specifically, he and his students adopt a social-cognitive approach to study meaning in life, religion and virtues, such as forgiveness and humility. His research has been funded by generous grants from the John Templeton Foundation. Daryl holds a BA in psychology, an MA in experimental psychology, and a PhD in experimental social psychology.