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For example, Strachan et al. (2007) found that MS led diagnosed spider phobics to judge spiders depicted in 32 Tom Pyszczynski et al. photos as more dangerous and to spend less time looking at them, people high in obsessive–compulsive tendencies to spend more time and use more soap and water when washing their hands, and people high in social anxiety to become more avoidant of social interactions. Following Yalom (1980), Strachan et al. (2007) interpreted their findings as reflecting participants’ tendency to focalize their fear of death onto smaller objects that are easier to control.

Subsequent theoretical and empirical inquiry has led to: an elucidation of the psychological mechanisms underlying MS effects, culminating in the development of a dual-process model of proximal and distal defenses that are instigated in response to conscious and unconscious death thoughts, respectively; a developmental account of how the anxiety-buffering system emerges over time as an elaboration of infant attachment to primary caretakers; a research program devoted to explaining how existential concerns foster discomfort with physical bodies and bodily processes, particularly sex; important additions to contemporary understanding of how mind, culture, morality, religion, and other aspects of culture evolved in the early days of our species and continue to change to this day; and a model of psychopathology as terror mismanagement.

As well as more punitive . . it can increase tolerance . . or it can increase aggression . . [and] lead to health-promoting or health-endangering behavior” (pp. 52–53). However, Martin and van den Bos neglected to mention that TMT hypotheses have to our knowledge always been derived from the core propositions of TMT. The theory emphasizes the role of the cultural worldview and bases of self-worth in determining how people will manage the potential terror of death. Thus, the effects of MS are never really main effects.

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