Chih-Long Yen

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The current study explores whether Asians use culture-specific belief systems to defend against their death anxiety. The effects of mortality salience (MS) and cultural priming on Taiwanese beliefs in fatalism and karma were investigated. Study 1 showed that people believe in fatalism and karma more following MS compared with the control condition. Study 2(More)
Three field experiments using the offensive and defensive characteristics of baseball games to manipulate promotion and prevention focus of baseball audiences were conducted to test hypotheses of regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997). The results indicate that people with a promotion and prevention focus differed in their emotions (Study 1), motivation,(More)
This study explores the mediating role of meaning in life with respect to the relationship between adult attachment and psychological well-being. This study proposed that because people with insecure attachments have difficulty in connecting with the external world, this may decrease their ability to attain meaning in life, which may in turn diminish their(More)
Based on propositions derived from terror management theory (TMT), the current study proposes that people who are reminded of their mortality exhibit a higher degree of self-justification behavior to maintain their self-esteem. For this reason, they could be expected to stick with their previous decisions and invest an increasing amount of resources in(More)
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