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(p. 114) Coping with the Inevitability of Death: Terror Management and Mismanagement 

(p. 114) Coping with the Inevitability of Death: Terror Management and Mismanagement
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(p. 114) Coping with the Inevitability of Death: Terror Management and Mismanagement
Author(s):

Eric Strachan

, Tom Pyszczynski

, Jeff Greenberg

, and Sheldon Solomon

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195130447.003.0006
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date: 12 August 2020

This chapter explores methods of coping with the inevitability of death. It discusses Terror Management Theory, the mortality salience hypothesis and anxiety buffer hypothesis, proximal and distal defenses. The chapter also outlines the mismanagement of terror, which can manifest as anxiety disorders, neuroticism, and excessive fear.

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