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Ideology, fear of death, and death anxiety

By Emanuele Castano, Bernhard Leidner, Alain Bonacossa, John Nikkah, Rachel Perrulli, Bettina Spencer and Nicholas Humphrey

Abstract

Ideological beliefs have long attracted the attention of social psychologists, who have investigated their genesis as well as their influence on a host of social phenomena. Conservatism, from the Motivated Social Cognition framework, stems from epistemic and existential needs of the individual, and notably the fear of death. However, Terror Management Theory proposes a view of conservatism and its contrary, liberalism, as equivalent cultural worldviews, equally fit to fulfill such needs. In the present contribution, results are presented from five studies, which test the contrasting hypotheses derived from these two perspectives. A new perspective is considered that accounts for these and previous findings

Topics: BF Psychology, HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-9221.2011.00822.x
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:37725
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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