Professor Samantha J. Heintzelman
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University – Newark, United States
Samantha J. Heintzelman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ, USA where she directs the Well-Being Lab. Dr. Heintzelman’s research focuses on the experience of meaning in life for average people in everyday life, addressing questions regarding the function, structure, antecedents, and consequences of this experience. She has found that meaning in life is a common experience linked to mundane aspects of daily living. In addition, Dr. Heintzelman has developed an intervention program to sustainably increase subjective well-being, identify change mechanisms, and examine person and contextual factors that influence the pursuit of happiness.