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Title Meaning, mortality, and choice : the social psychology of existential concerns / edited by Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2012]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 438 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Phillip R. Shavor and Mario Mikulincer -- Terror management theory : from genesis to revelations / Jeff Greenberg -- Helplessness : a hidden liability associated with failed defenses against awareness of death / Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shavor -- A significant contributor to a meaningful cultural drama : terror management research on the functions and implications of self-esteem / Jamie Arndt -- Culture, ideology, morality, and religion : death changes everything / Tom Pyszczynski and Pelin Kesebir -- A body of terror : denial of death and the creaturely body / Jamie L. Goldenberg -- The impermanence of all things : an existentialist stance on personal and social change / Gilad Hirschberger and Dan Shaham -- Meaning : ubiquitous and effortless / Laura A. King -- Religion as a source of meaning / Crystal L. Park and Donald Edmondson -- Becoming and developing : personal growth in the wake of parenthood and grandparenthood / Orit Taubman-Ben-Ari -- Deriving solace from a nemesis : having scapegoats and enemies buffers the threat of meaninglessness / Mark J. Landau ... [et al.] -- Terrorism as means to an end : how political violence bestows significance / Arie W. Kruglanski, Michele Gelfand, and Rohan Gunaratna --
Beyond illusions and defense : exploring the possibilities and limits of human autonomy and responsibility through self-determination theory / Richard M. Ryan ... [et al.] -- Conditional regard in close relationships / Yaniv Kanat-Maymon ... [et al.] -- Removing the constraints on our choices : a psychobiological approach to the effects of mindfulness-based techniques / Nava Levit Binnun, Rachel Kaplan Milgram, and Jacob Raz -- Choice, freedom, and autonomy / Barry Schwartz -- An attachment perspective on coping with existential concerns / Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer -- Ostracism : the impact of being rendered meaningless / Kipling D. Williams -- Why people die by suicide : further development and tests of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior / Thomas E. Joiner Jr. and Caroline Silva -- The case of Allison : an existential-integrative inquiry into death anxiety, groundlessness, and the quest for meaning and awe / Kirk J. Schneider -- Separation theory and voice therapy methodology / Robert W. Firestone and Lisa Firestone -- Acceptance and commitment to chosen values in cognitive behavior therapy / Iftah Yovel and Noa Bigman -- The social psychology of meaning, mortality, and choice : an integrative perspective on existential concerns / Sheldon Solomon.
Summary "A fundamental aspect of being human is knowing that one day we will die. Efforts to contend with this knowledge are at the root of a great many social behaviors across a variety of domains, and include efforts to transcend the human body, aggression against enemies and the need for scapegoats, even extreme reactions such as terrorism and suicide, as well as the development of symbolic language and the creation of art and music. In this thought-provoking addition to the Herzliya Series on Personality and Social Psychology, editors Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer have gathered a varied group of international thinkers to investigate these existential concerns within a framework that is both philosophical and practical. Theorists examine the nature of universal themes such as the importance of personal choice and human autonomy in an arbitrary world, and the vital roles of parenthood and religion in providing solace against the threat of meaninglessness. And clinicians discuss the use of various cognitive-behavioral therapies, emphasizing the mind's propensity to assign value in ways that can be either maladaptive or liberating. The authors build upon insights from previous chapters, resulting in a cohesive and thoughtfully-prepared book filled with cutting-edge research"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Form Also issued in print.
Note Description based on print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Existential psychology.
Added Author Shaver, Phillip R.
Mikulincer, Mario.
Other Form: Print version: Meaning, mortality, and choice. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2012 9781433811555 (DLC) 2012001149 (OCoLC)772774154
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