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A theoretical exploration of death anxiety

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology and Social Science
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2015

Abstract

Death anxiety is examined from several frameworks in an attempt to understand it better. The frameworks are grounded in existential, Freudian, cognitive-behavioural, Becker’s sociological perspective and Terror management theory. These perspectives are chosen not only because they address death anxiety, but they also provide an important range of perspectives. This theoretical exploration provides an investigation into similar strands throughout all perspectives of death anxiety and highlights any marked differences.

    Research areas

  • death anxiety, theoretical review, cognitive-behavioural, terror management

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