The Transformative Power of Humility

In 2023, celebrating the AHA Center for Education’s 5th Anniversary, we focused on one of the Ten Commitments each month. For October we explored Humility.

Humility is often considered an antiquated virtue. However, modern psychological science confirms ancient wisdom: humility helps improve our relationships, work, and societies. Daryl R. Van Tongeren reviews cutting-edge research on humility, and discuss why we need humility now more than ever.

Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Frost Center for Social Research at Hope College. He has published more than 200 scientific papers on meaning in life, religion, and virtues, and has won international awards for this research. His work has been supported by millions of dollars of external grant funding and has been covered by The New York Times, Scientific American, and NPR affiliate stations. He lives in Holland, Michigan. Visit