Predictors of Death Anxiety
Thinking about death can be anxiety-provoking, but not for everyone. This project (and series of projects) seeks to understand why some people are more afraid to think about death than others, and why some people are made to be more fearful of death than others. Personality traits like delay of gratification and egalitarian attitudes seem to mitigate baseline thoughts of death. Other projects include better understanding the limits of Terror Management Theory as we recently submitted several failures to replicate basic work in this domain.