Unconscious vigilance: worldview defense without adaptations for terror, coalition, or uncertainty management.

Abstract

Individuals subtly reminded of death, coalitional challenges, or feelings of uncertainty display exaggerated preferences for affirmations and against criticisms of their cultural in-groups. Terror management, coalitional psychology, and uncertainty management theories postulate this "worldview defense" effect as the output of mechanisms evolved either to… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0024033

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