An existentialist view on mortality salience effects: personal hardiness, death-thought accessibility, and cultural worldview defence.

@article{Florian2001AnEV,
  title={An existentialist view on mortality salience effects: personal hardiness, death-thought accessibility, and cultural worldview defence.},
  author={Victor Florian and Mario Mikulincer and Gilad Hirschberger},
  journal={The British journal of social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 Pt 3},
  pages={437-53}
}
Two studies examined the possible moderating role of hardiness on reactions to mortality salience inductions. A sample of 240 Israeli undergraduate students completed a hardiness scale, were exposed to a mortality salience or control induction, and then either rated the severity and punishment of 10 social transgressions (Study 1, N = 120) or performed a word-stem completion task, which tapped the accessibility of death-related thoughts (Study 2, N = 120). Results indicated that a mortality… CONTINUE READING

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