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Contemplating the inevitability of one’sown death can deeply affect a person’s subjective sense of control, elicitingsymbolic responses to restore control through cultural worldview defense.Re-search supporting this perspective has shown that reminders of one’s owndeath i.e., uncontrol-lable death can increase worldview defense, whereasself-determined dying i.e., controllable death does not Fritsche, Jonas,& Fankhänel, 2008. To date, all supportive evidence comes from the Germanculture and it remains unclear whether this effect can be replicated innon-German cultures. We conducted two studies to investigate the cross-culturalvalidity of this effect and rep-licated the effect in both a highlyindividualistic culture i.e., the United States and a highly collec-tivisticculture i.e., China. The increased ingroup identification observed afterreminders of un-controllable death supports the model of group-based control.

KEYWORDS

Lack of Control, Self-Determined Death, Mortality Salience, Group-Based Control

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Du, H. , Fritsche, I. , Talati, Z. , Castano, E. and Jonas, E. 2016 The Possibility of Self-Determined Death Eliminates Mortality Salience Effects on Cultural Worldview Defense: Cross-Cultural Replications. Psychology, 7, 1004-1014. doi: 10.4236-psych.2016.77101.





Autor: Hongfei Du1, Immo Fritsche2, Zenobia Talati3,4, Emanuele Castano5, Eva Jonas6*

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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