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How sweet it is to be loved by you : toward an understanding of why close relationships buffer existential fear
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Theory and research suggest that close relationships help to buffer against existential fears associated with the awareness of death (Mikulincer Florian, & Hirschberger, 2003...
Defending our place in nature: mortality salience and environmental concern
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Drawing from terror management theory, two studies explored the implications that our existential need to view humans as distinct from the rest of nature can have on responses...
Construal levels and the reactivity of state self-esteem to positive and negative experiences
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The reactivity of state self-esteem has been linked to a number of important psychological outcomes, ranging from general well-being to psychological dysfunction. The present...
Cultural cognition : the epistemic function of worldviews
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
Cultural worldviews -- shared, symbolic systems of meaning that render life interpretable -- provide a great deal of knowledge about the world. Thus, the validity of one's worldview may affect the need to think. The present ...
Individual vs. systemic justice : using trust and moral outrage to predict reactions to vigilante murder
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
Jurors can approach their charge of meting out justice in different ways, two of which include focusing on the outcome of a specific trial and/or focusing on upholding justice more broadly by adhering to procedures and ...