Toward a greater understanding of the emotional dynamics of the mortality salience manipulation: revisiting the "affect-free" claim of terror management research.

@article{Lambert2014TowardAG,
  title={Toward a greater understanding of the emotional dynamics of the mortality salience manipulation: revisiting the "affect-free" claim of terror management research.},
  author={Alan J. Lambert and Fade R. Eadeh and Stephanie A. Peak and Laura D. Scherer and John Paul Schott and John M Slochower},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={655-78}
}
The experimental manipulation of mortality salience (MS) represents one of the most widely used methodological procedures in social psychology, having been employed by terror management researchers in hundreds of studies over the last 20 years. One of the more provocative conclusions regarding this task is that it does not produce any reliable changes in self-reported affect, a view that we refer to as the affect-free claim. After reviewing 336 published studies that used the standard version… CONTINUE READING
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