Affiliation: University of Arizona
- Ageism and death: effects of mortality salience and perceived similarity to elders on reactions to elderly peopleAndy Martens
University of Arizona, Department of Psychology, Tucson, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:1524-36. 2004..Discussion addresses distinguishing ageism from other forms of prejudice, as well as possibilities for reducing ageism...
- Fatal attraction: the effects of mortality salience on evaluations of charismatic, task-oriented, and relationship-oriented leadersFlorette Cohen
Rutgers University, USA
Psychol Sci 15:846-51. 2004..Results were in accord with predictions. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are considered...
- Understanding the Vital Human Quest for Self-EsteemJeff Greenberg
University of Arizona
Perspect Psychol Sci 3:48-55. 2008..I conclude by briefly considering how this contemporary knowledge regarding the quest for self-esteem informs current events and daily life. ..
- Psychological motives and political orientation--the left, the right, and the rigid: comment on Jost et al. (2003)Jeff Greenberg
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, P O Box 210068, Tucson, Arizona 85721 0068, USA
Psychol Bull 129:376-82; discussion 383-93. 2003..Second, they propose that the motives in the model are equally well served by rigid adherence to any extreme ideology regardless of whether it is right wing or left wing...
- Psychological defense in anticipation of anxiety: eliminating the potential for anxiety eliminates the effect of mortality salience on worldview defenseJeff Greenberg
University of Arizona, AZ 85721 0068, USA
Psychol Sci 14:516-9. 2003..The results suggest that some psychological defenses serve to avert the experience of anxiety rather than to ameliorate actually experienced anxiety...
- Age-related differences in responses to thoughts of one's own death: mortality salience and judgments of moral transgressionsMolly Maxfield
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80933 4150, USA
Psychol Aging 22:341-53. 2007..Explanations for this developmental shift in responses to reminders of death are discussed...
- A function of form: terror management and structuring the social worldMark J Landau
Department of Social Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 87:190-210. 2004..In Studies 5-7, MS increased high-PNS participants' preference for interpretations that suggest a just world and a benevolent causal order of events in the social world...
- The siren's call: terror management and the threat of men's sexual attraction to womenMark J Landau
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ85721 0068, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 90:129-46. 2006..In Study 5, MS and a corporeal lust prime increased men's tolerance of aggression toward women. Discussion focuses on mortality concerns and male sexual ambivalence...
- Smearing the opposition: implicit and explicit stigmatization of the 2008 U.S. Presidential candidates and the current U.S. PresidentSpee Kosloff
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0068, USA
J Exp Psychol Gen 139:383-98. 2010..Taken together, these findings suggest that, at both implicit and explicit cognitive levels, social category differences and political allegiance contribute to acceptance of smears against political candidates...
- Windows into nothingness: terror management, meaninglessness, and negative reactions to modern artMark J Landau
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 85721, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 90:879-92. 2006..Discussion focused on the roles of meaninglessness, PNS, and art in terror management...
- Of trophies and pillars: exploring the terror management functions of short-term and long-term relationship partnersSpee Kosloff
Psychology Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0068, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:1037-51. 2010....
- The moderating role of executive functioning in older adults' responses to a reminder of mortalityMolly Maxfield
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
Psychol Aging 27:256-63. 2012..Among older adults, high functioning individuals responded to MS with increased tolerance rather than intolerance, whereas those low in functioning became more punitive...
- Gender-typical responses to sexual and emotional infidelity as a function of mortality salience induced self-esteem strivingJamie L Goldenberg
Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616 8686, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1585-95. 2003..The authors discuss the implications for evolutionary and self-esteem-based accounts of jealousy as well as possible integration of these perspectives...
- Deliver us from evil: the effects of mortality salience and reminders of 9/11 on support for President George W. BushMark J Landau
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 0068, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:1136-50. 2004..Discussion focused on the role of terror management processes in allegiance to charismatic leaders and political decision making...
- Why do people need self-esteem? A theoretical and empirical reviewTom Pyszczynski
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Psychol Bull 130:435-68. 2004..TMT is compared with other explanations for why people need self-esteem, and a critique of the most prominent of these, sociometer theory, is provided...
- Play it safe or go for the gold? A terror management perspective on self-enhancement and self-protective motives in risky decision makingMark J Landau
University of Arizona, Department of Psychology, Tucson 85721 0068, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:1633-45. 2006..Implications for understanding self-esteem, TMT, and risky decision making are briefly discussed...
- Evidence that self-relevant motives and metaphoric framing interact to influence political and social attitudesMark J Landau
University of Kansas, Department of Psychology, Lawrence, KS 66045 7556, USA
Psychol Sci 20:1421-7. 2009....
- Fear of death and human destructivenessSheldon Solomon
Skidmore College, Department of Psychology, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
Psychoanal Rev 90:457-74. 2003
- Interpersonal politics: the role of terror management and attachment processes in shaping political preferencesDavid R Weise
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Psychol Sci 19:448-55. 2008..We discuss the interaction of TMT processes and individual differences in attachment in shaping political preferences...
- Motivated cultural worldview adherence and culturally loaded test performanceMark J Landau
Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, 1415 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045 7556, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 35:442-53. 2009..Two studies provide support for these hypotheses. Implications for test validity are briefly discussed...
- Understanding human ambivalence about sex: the effects of stripping sex of meaningJamie L Goldenberg
Department of Psychology, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725 1715, USA
J Sex Res 39:310-20. 2002..In each study, priming thoughts about how humans are distinct from animals eliminated the association between sex and death...
- He Dies, He Scores: Evidence that Reminders of Death Motivate Improved Performance in BasketballColin A Zestcott
1 Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
J Sport Exerc Psychol . 2016..These results may promote our understanding of sport and provide a novel potential way to improve athletic performance...
- It's the End of the World and I Feel Fine: Soul Belief and Perceptions of End-of-the-World ScenariosUri Lifshin
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 42:104-17. 2016..These results suggest that belief in an immortal soul provides psychological protection against the threat of humanity's demise that does not hold for symbolic immortality beliefs. ..
- Terror management and adults' attachment to their parents: the safe haven remainsCathy R Cox
Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 94:696-717. 2008..Study 6 demonstrated that, after MS, insecure individuals were more likely to rely on relationships with their parents, whereas secure individuals were more likely to rely on relationships with romantic partners...
- To belong or not to belong, that is the question: terror management and identification with gender and ethnicityJamie Arndt
Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 83:26-43. 2002..Mortality salience and the negative prime led Hispanic participants to view themselves as especially different from a fellow Hispanic. Implications for understanding in-group derogation and disidentification are briefly discussed...
- Illuminating the dark side of creative expression: assimilation needs and the consequences of creative action following mortality salienceJamie Arndt
Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65203, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1327-39. 2005..Implications are briefly discussed...
- Evidence that projection of a feared trait can serve a defensive functionJeff Schimel
Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:969-79. 2003..Discussion focused on the relationship between classic projection and other forms of psychological defense...
- Connecting terror management and dissonance theory: Evidence that mortality salience increases the preference for supporting information after decisionsEva Jonas
Department of Psychology, Social Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, Germany
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1181-9. 2003..However, this only occurred with regard to a worldview-relevant decision case. For a fictitious decision scenario, mortality salience did not affect information seeking. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed...
- Mortality salience and the spreading activation of worldview-relevant constructs: exploring the cognitive architecture of terror managementJamie Arndt
J Exp Psychol Gen 131:307-24. 2002..The roles of situational cues and individual differences in the effects of exposure to death-related stimuli on worldview-relevant construct accessibility are discussed...
- Killing begets killing: evidence from a bug-killing paradigm that initial killing fuels subsequent killingAndy Martens
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:1251-64. 2007..In Study 3, after greater initial killing, more subsequent self-paced killing led to more favorable affective change. Implications for understanding lethal human violence are discussed...
- Terror mismanagement: evidence that mortality salience exacerbates phobic and compulsive behaviorsEric Strachan
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:1137-51. 2007..The relevance of TMT in anxious responding is discussed...
- Mortality salience, martyrdom, and military might: the great satan versus the axis of evilTom Pyszczynski
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:525-37. 2006..The roles of existential fear, cultural worldviews, and construing one's nation as pursing a heroic battle against evil in advocacy of violence were discussed...