Lynn Underwood

Senior Research Scholar, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University


Lynn Underwood (Ph.D., Queens University) is a Senior Research Scholar at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She earned her doctoral degree in Cancer Epidemiology. She is the author of Spiritual Connection in Daily Life and co-editor of Altruism and Altruistic Love (Oxford) The Science of Compassionate Love (Wiley-Blackwell), and Measuring Social Support (Oxford). She has published articles in journals such as Medical HumanitiesArchive for the Psychology of Religion, Research on AgingThe Journal of Religion Disability and HealthAIDS Care, and The Journal of Pain. She was awarded a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress. Dr. Underwood has been professionally trained in painting and drawing, and has done the cover art for two books.


Contributions by Lynn Underwood

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Religion and Resilience

June 9, 2017

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Don’t Forget Lament

June 9, 2017

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The Positive Purpose of Lament

June 9, 2017

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Love and Loss

June 9, 2017

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Is Suffering Compatible With Human Flourishing?

June 9, 2017

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How Does Suffering Contribute To Flourishing?

June 9, 2017

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What Is Suffering?

June 9, 2017

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What If Suffering Had An On/Off Switch?

June 9, 2017

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The Potential Of Meaning-Making In Suffering

June 9, 2017

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Growth Through Suffering

June 9, 2017

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How to Deal With Suffering: Thought Process, Listening, and Meaning

June 9, 2017

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Saying Yes in the Face of Suffering

June 9, 2017

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How Suffering Reveals Who We Are

June 9, 2017

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Art and the Experience of Suffering

June 9, 2017

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Hope, Suffering, & the Search for Good

June 9, 2017

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Suffering and the Meaning of Life (Full Conversation)

June 9, 2017

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Bouncing Back and Springing Up: The Complicated Nature of Post-Traumatic Growth

February 27, 2017

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Lighten Up: The Goodness of Humor and Humility

August 18, 2016

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Clearing Away Obstacles to Love

May 30, 2016

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Humility and Self-Love: Are They Compatible?

February 24, 2016

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