Greed, death, and values: from terror management to transcendence management theory.

  title={Greed, death, and values: from terror management to transcendence management theory.},
  author={Philip J. Cozzolino and Angela Dawn Staples and Lawrence S. Meyers and Jamie Samboceti},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={30 3},
Research supporting terror management theory has shown that participants facing their death (via mortality salience) exhibit more greed than do control participants. The present research attempts to distinguish mortality salience from other forms of mortality awareness. Specifically, the authors look to reports of near-death experiences and posttraumatic growth which reveal that many people who nearly die come to view seeking wealth and possession as empty and meaningless. Guided by these… CONTINUE READING
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