Evidence for terror management theory II: The effects of mortality salience on reactions to those who threaten or bolster the cultural worldview.

@article{Greenberg1990EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for terror management theory II: The effects of mortality salience on reactions to those who threaten or bolster the cultural worldview.},
  author={Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski and Sheldon Solomon and Abram Rosenblatt and Mitchell N. Veeder and Shari Lynn Kirkland and D Lyon},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={58},
  pages={308-318}
}
Three experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis, derived from terror management theory, that reminding people of their mortality increases attraction to those who consensually validate their beliefs and decreases attraction to those who threaten their beliefs. In Study 1, subjects with a Christian religious background were asked to form impressions of Christian and Jewish target persons. Before doing so, mortality was made salient to half of the subjects. In support of predictions… 

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