The Frog in Kierkegaard ’ s Beer : Finding Meaning in the Threat-Compensation Literature

@inproceedings{Proulx2012TheFI,
  title={The Frog in Kierkegaard ’ s Beer : Finding Meaning in the Threat-Compensation Literature},
  author={Travis Proulx and Steven J Heine},
  year={2012}
}
Much existential philosophical theorizing and experimental psychological research is consistent with the notion that people experience arousal when committed beliefs are violated, and this prompts them to affirm other committed beliefs. People depend on meaning frameworks to make sense of their experiences, and when these expected associations are violated, the offending anomaly is often either assimilated into the existing meaning framework, or their meaning framework is altered to accommodate… CONTINUE READING
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