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Optimism, Pessimism, and Terror Management: Evidence That Strategic Optimists Experience DTA Using Incongruent Self-Regulation After Self-esteem ThreatDownload
Terror management theory (TMT) has accumulated a large literature over the past two decades, but has yet to examine whether forms of optimism and pessimism serve a terror management function. The present study tested the death thought accessibility (DTA) hypothesis using a general self-esteem...