The anxiety-buffering function of close relationships: evidence that relationship commitment acts as a terror management mechanism.

@article{Florian2002TheAF,
  title={The anxiety-buffering function of close relationships: evidence that relationship commitment acts as a terror management mechanism.},
  author={Victor Florian and Mario Mikulincer and Gilad Hirschberger},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={
          527-42
        }
}
Three studies examined the terror management function of romantic commitment. In Study 1 (N = 94), making mortality salient led to higher reports of romantic commitment on the Dimensions of Commitment Inventory (J. M. Adams & W. H. Jones, 1997) than control conditions. In Study 2 (N = 60), the contextual salience of thoughts about romantic commitment reduced the effects of mortality salience on judgments of social transgressions. In Study 3 (N = 100), the induction of thoughts about problems in… 

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