Self-Consciousness and Death Cognitions from a Terror Management Perspective

  title={Self-Consciousness and Death Cognitions from a Terror Management Perspective},
  author={Orit Taubman–Ben-Ari and Adi Noy},
  journal={Death Studies},
  pages={871 - 892}
Two studies explored the connection between self-consciousness and death cognitions. In Study 1 (n = 56), a positive association was found between accessibility of death-related thoughts and the ruminative dimension of self-consciousness. In Study 2 (n = 212), a mortality salience induction led to higher validation of cultural worldviews (a more severe perception of social transgressions) than a control group, but only among individuals with lower self-consciousness, whereas participants… 
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