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Intro


Purposeful Pursuits

Studying purpose, pursuing purpose, or just living life to the fullest.

Explore

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Intro


Purposeful Pursuits

Studying purpose, pursuing purpose, or just living life to the fullest.

Explore

Patrick E. McKnight is a scientist and adventurer living in Fairfax, VA.  His pursuits take him around the world to explore his limits and what some of the world's greatest adventures offer.  You can follow him during these adventures by going to his blog.  On these pages, you will find pictures of his adventures and links to his professional work.  Please feel free to browse and invite others to look around.

All photography by Patrick E. McKnight unless otherwise noted.

 

 
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Story


My Story

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Story


My Story

My story is simple.  I am a psychological scientist who explores the world by adventure.  My passions push my limits and allow me to learn more about purpose and purposeful pursuits.  These pursuits include climbing, swimming, and sailing among others.  I combine my interests in science with my interests in adventure and I make all of these pursuits part of my purpose - to make the world a better place.  My students and I work together to improve each other.  I teach them what I know and they teach me what I don't know; together, we make a great team.  In these pages, you will find more information about my current and past adventures along with the adventures on the horizon.  I also posted a full multimedia version of my curriculum vita so you can really understand the history and my role in everything that I have done in my career.  Bookmark my page and come back often to read, hear, and enjoy the fruits of my labor.  I hope you find the page useful and enjoyable.  Thanks for visiting.

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Climb


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Climb


Climb high and live

I love to climb big mountains and enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family.  Over the past few years, I completed or attempted several big objectives.  These objectives include Denali, Rainier, Aconcagua, and Everest.  Click here for more on these pursuits.

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Swim


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Swim


Swim far and thrive.

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Sail


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Sail


Sail the world to feel free.

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Work


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Work


Work the MRES way

Graduate students and I run the MRES (pronounced mysteries and stands for Measurement, Research Methodology, Evaluation, and Statistics) lab at George Mason University.  We conduct research on a variety of topics and meet weekly to talk about science, data analysis, and measurement.

Visit MRES

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Living a purposeful life and reaping the benefits of that lifestyle.

About Me

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Living a purposeful life and reaping the benefits of that lifestyle.

About Me