The role of rationality and bias in worldview relevant decisions under mortality salience

Michelle E. McDowell

Abstract


The aim of the present thesis was to examine the effects of a motivated state called mortality salience on bias in information processing and decision-making within the Terror Management Theory (TMT; Greenberg, Pyszczynski & Soloman, 1986 ; Solomon, Greenberg & Pyszczynski, 1998) paradigm.

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