Table 1.

Summary of results from six experiments

Study no.Participants approaching or imagining a new epochControl participantsDependent measure
13.283.25Preoccupation with meaningfulness and purpose (1–4)
24.39Baseline: 3.99 Birthday control: 4.08Self-reported search for existential meaningfulness
3+17.88%−1.99%Over- or underrepresentation among males using extramarital affair website
415.0514.71Suicide rate per 100,000 individuals
53:15:183:18:32Mean marathon completion time
6+48.00%−5.33%Over- or underrepresentation among first-time marathon runners