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Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Advanced Research Laboratory in Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology


  • B.A. in Psychology from Colorado Christian University, 2004
  • M.A. in Experimental Psychology from University of Colorado, 2006
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011

Research and Other Professional Interests

Brief Biography

Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hope College. Before joining the faculty in 2012, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University for one year. His teaching responsibilities have included Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, and Advanced Research Lab. 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.


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Contact Information

Dr. Daryl R. Van Tongeren
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7432
fax: 616-395-7163