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Handbook of experimental existential psychology

Author: Jeff Greenberg; Sander L Koole; Thomas A Pyszczynski
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2004.
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Social and personality psychologists traditionally have focused their attention on the most basic building blocks of human thought and behavior, while existential psychologists pursued broader, more abstract questions regarding the nature of existence and the meaning of life. This volume bridges this longstanding divide by demonstrating how rigorous experimental methods can be applied to understanding key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Handbook of experimental existential psychology.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004007991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Greenberg; Sander L Koole; Thomas A Pyszczynski
ISBN: 1593859228 9781593859220 9781593850401 1593850409 1281228095 9781281228093 1462514790 9781462514793 9786611228095 6611228098
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 614482615
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 528 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
Experimental existential psychology : Exploring the human confrontation with reality / Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg, and Sander L. Koole --
Part II. Existential Realities --
The cultural animal : Twenty years of terror management theory and research / Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Pyszczynski --
The blueprint of terror management : Understanding the cognitive architecture of psychological defense against the awareness of death / Jamie Arndt, Alison Cook, and Clay Routledge --
A multifaceted model of the existential meanings, manifestations, and consequences of the fear of personal death / Victor Florian and Mario Mikulincer --
The beast within the beauty : An existential perspective on the objectification and condemnation of women / Jamie L. Goldenberg and Tomi-Ann Roberts --
Paradise lost and reclaimed : A motivational analysis of human-nature relations / Sander L. Koole and Agnes van den Berg --
Risk taking in adolescence : "To be or not to be" is not really the question / Orit Taubman --
Ben-Ari --
Random outcomes and valued commitments : Existential dilemmas and the paradox of meaning / Ronnie Janoff-Bulman and Darren J. Yopyk --
Part III. Systems of Meaning and Value --
Religion : Its core psychological functions / C. Daniel Batson and E.L. Stocks --
In search of the moral person : Do you have to feel really bad to be good? / June Price Tangney and Debra J. Mashek --
An existentialist approach to the social psychology of fairness : The influence of mortality and uncertainty salience on reactions to fair and unfair events / Kees van den Bos --
Zeal, identity, and meaning : Going to extremes to be one self / Ian McGregor --
Nostalgia : Conceptual issues and existential functions / Constantine Sedikides, Tim Wildschut, and Denise Baden --
Existential meanings and cultural models : The interplay of personal and supernatural agency in American and Hindu ways of responding to uncertainty / Maia J Young and Michael W. Morris --
Cultural trauma and recovery : Cultural meaning, self-esteem, and the reconstruction of the cultural anxiety buffer / Michael B. Salzman and Michael J. Halloran --
Terror's epistemic consequences : Existential threat and the quest for certainty and closure / Mark Dechesne and Arie W. Kruglanski --
The ideological animal : A system justification view / John T. Jost, Gráinne Fitzsimons, and Aaron C. Kay. Part IV. The Human Connection --
The terror of death and the quest for love : An existential perspective on close relationships / Mario Mikulincer, Victor Florian, and Gilad Hirschberger --
Transcending oneself through social identification / Emanuele Castano, Vincent Yzerbyt, and Maria-Paola Paladino --
Moral amplification and the emotions that attach us to saints and demons / Jonathan Haidt and Sara Algoe --
Ostracism : A metaphor for death / Trevor I. Case and Kipling D. Williams --
I-sharing, the problem of existential isolation, and their implications for interpersonal and intergroup phenomena / Elizabeth C. Pinel [and others] --
Bellezza in interpersonal relations / Robert A. Wicklund and Renata Vida-Grim --
Part V. Freedom and the Will --
Being here now : Is consciousness necessary for human freedom? / John A. Bargh --
Ego depletion, self-control, and choice / Kathleen D. Vohs and Roy F. Baumeister --
Workings of the will : A functional approach / Julius Kuhl and Sander L. Koole --
The roar of awakening : Mortality acknowledgment as a call to authentic living / Leonard L. Martin, Keith W. Campbell, and Christopher D. Henry --
Autonomy is no illusion : Self-determination theory and the empirical study of authenticity, awareness, and will / Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci --
Non-becoming, alienated becoming, and authentic becoming : A goal-based approach / Tim Kasser and Kennon M. Sheldon --
Part VI. Postmortem --
The best of two worlds : Experimental existential psychology now and in the future / Sander L. Koole, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Pyszczynski.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Greenberg, Sander L. Koole, Tom Pyszczynski.


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