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Self-Related Consequences of Death Fear and Death Denial

Cozzolino, Philip, J.; Blackie, Laura E.R.; Meyers, Lawrence S.

Authors

Philip, J. Cozzolino pjcozz@essex.ac.uk

Laura E.R. Blackie laura.blackie@nottingham.ac.uk

Lawrence S. Meyers



Abstract

This study explores self-related outcomes (e.g., esteem, self-concept clarity, existential well-being) as a function of the interaction between self-reported levels of death fear and death denial. Consistent with the idea that positive existential growth can come from individuals facing, rather than denying, their mortality (Cozzolino, 2006), the authors observed that not fearing and denying death can bolster important positive components of the self. That is, individuals low in death denial and death fear evidenced an enhanced self that is valued, clearly conceived, efficacious, and that has meaning and purpose. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 3, 2014
Journal Death Studies
Print ISSN 0748-1187
Electronic ISSN 1091-7683
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 6
Pages 418-422
APA6 Citation Cozzolino, P. J., Blackie, L. E., & Meyers, L. S. (2014). Self-Related Consequences of Death Fear and Death Denial. Death Studies, 38(6), 418-422. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2013.780110
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2013.780110
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481187.2013.780110
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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