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Judgment of relationships: Does mortality salience make a difference?

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dc.contributor.advisor Le, Benjamin Wapner, Joanna 2015-02-24T20:24:44Z 2015-02-24T20:24:44Z 2003
dc.description.abstract We sought to investigate if there is a relationship between Terror Management Theory (TMT) and Implicit Theories of Relationships (ITR). The participants of the study were 108 undergraduate students with a mean age of 18.85. In order to investigate this relationship we created a survey that included a number of psychological tests (some of which were relevant to the study and some of which were included to build the cover story), a mortality salience or T.V. salience prime, a distraction tasks, and 8 vignettes which violated cultural norms of relationships. The results were insignificant for the interaction effect between TMT and ITR and the main effects of TMT and ITR. Although the results were insignificant, exploration of this relationship should be continued as a means to determine if these theories hold true for third party relationships.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Psychology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh Mortality -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects
dc.title Judgment of relationships: Does mortality salience make a difference?
dc.type Thesis
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