On the Unique Psychological Import of the Human Awareness of Mortality: Theme and Variations

  title={On the Unique Psychological Import of the Human Awareness of Mortality: Theme and Variations},
  author={Tom Pyszczynski and Jeff Greenberg and Sheldon Solomon and Molly Maxfield},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={328 - 356}
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