Confronting Threats to Meaning: A New Framework for Understanding Responses to Unsettling Events.

Abstract

We all have models of the world, and when these models fit with what goes on around us we have a sense of meaning. Unfortunately, we are often faced with situations that violate, or threaten, our models, and when this happens we attempt to resolve these inconsistencies to restore a sense of meaning. It is well documented that we often try to reduce threats… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1745691611414588
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