Clay Routledge

Dr. Clay Routledge is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at North Dakota State University. His research focuses on the many ways that people gain and maintain perceptions of meaning in life and how these perceptions contribute to psychological and physical health. He has published over 90 scholarly papers, co-edited a book on the psychology of meaning, and authored the book Nostalgia: A Psychological Resource. He was also a contributing author for the books The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living DeadStar Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, and Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Dr. Routledge’s work has been featured by many media outlets such as the New York Times, CBS News, ABC News, BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, Men’s Health, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker. Dr. Routledge writes a popular online column for Psychology Today called More Than Mortal, has served as a guest blogger for Scientific American, and frequently serves as a guest expert for national and international radio programs.