Gleb Tsipursky connecting Neuroscience, Humanism, and Unitarian Universalism – UUPP 031

Finding Meaning and Purpose from a Science Based Perspective.

Are you using the three broad area of activities to gain meaning and purpose?

1. self reflection
2. community bonds and community belonging
3. serving others


UUs do a great job in these 3 areas but we could do more especially in interfaith activities.



Gleb Tsipursky, PhD, is the Co-Founder and President of Intentional Insights (, a UU-friendly nonprofit that empowers people to refine and reach their goals through providing research-based content about improving thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. He is also a tenure-track professor at Ohio State University and a member of the Decision Sciences Collaborative there. As a historian of science working at the intersection of history, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, he researches emotions, decision-making, meaning and purpose, agency and conformism, community, youth, social control, fun and leisure, and civic engagement in historical contexts. He published dozens of peer-reviewed essays in academic venues in the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere, as well as numerous popular articles, and serves on a number of boards.


He has been active in the Unitarian Universalist movement for a number of years, and currently worships at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Columbus, where he has participated in and led a number of Religious Education Classes and Covenant Groups. His nonprofit is collaborating with the UUA Faith Development Office and the UU Humanist Association to provide resources for UU youth, young adults, and adults.


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Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (
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