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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Simon-
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Ryan W-
dc.contributor.authorArndt, Jamie-
dc.description.abstractThree studies examine hypotheses derived from terror management theory to investigate the relationship between mortality concerns and hero identification. Study 1 found reminders of death, followed by a distraction task and a self-prime, led to greater inclusion of heroes in the self. Study 2 found that writing about a personal hero, but not other’s heroes or acquaintances, led to lower death-thought accessibility after being reminded of mortality. Finally, Study 3 found that after death reminders, participants led to identify with a hero exemplifying traits of legacy and/or sacrifice showed lower death thought accessibility. Findings are discussed as generative for heroism research, informing a previously overlooked motivation underlying hero identification and the existential function of such identification.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis-
dc.relationMcCabe S, Carpenter RW & Arndt J (2016) The role of mortality awareness in hero identification, Self and Identity, 15 (6), pp. 707-726.-
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dc.subjectterror managementen_UK
dc.subjectdeath thoughtsen_UK
dc.titleThe role of mortality awareness in hero identificationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleSelf and Identity-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement Work and Organisation-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Missouri - Columbia-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Missouri - Columbia-
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