Mizzou PSYCH 2310 - Terror Management Theory (2 pages)

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How do terrifying events like death affect our daily lives


Lecture number:
21
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Psych 2310 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 2310 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture I Conflict II Social dilemmas III Cooperation Outline of Current Lecture I Consequences II Solutions III Dark side IV Positive side Current Lecture I Consequences a Self regulation b Self consciousness c Freedom from immediate situation d Facilitates sense of awe and dread II Solutions a Culture i Different cultures have different views on death ii Death is accepted in different ways in certain cultures These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute b Self esteem III Dark side a We are reminded of death i This is depressing b We don t like those who challenge our worldview i Our worldview is fragile We feel uncomfortable when someone does not agree with us IV Positive side a Death awareness motivates people i Helps people become more successful b Helps people become more moral i Idea of afterlife



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