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Self-Related Consequences of Death Fear and Death Denial

Cozzolino, Philip J and Blackie, Laura ER and Meyers, Lawrence S (2014) 'Self-Related Consequences of Death Fear and Death Denial.' Death Studies, 38 (6). pp. 418-422. ISSN 0748-1187

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This study explores self-related outcomes (e.g., esteem, self-concept clarity, existential well-being) as a function of the interaction between self-reported levels of death fear and death denial. Consistent with the idea that positive existential growth can come from individuals facing, rather than denying, their mortality (Cozzolino, 2006), the authors observed that not fearing and denying death can bolster important positive components of the self. That is, individuals low in death denial and death fear evidenced an enhanced self that is valued, clearly conceived, efficacious, and that has meaning and purpose. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Attitude to Death; Social Identification; Anxiety; Fear; Self Concept; Existentialism; Religion and Psychology; Sense of Coherence; Denial, Psychological
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 16:36
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:22

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