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The Rock & Roll Shrink Ep. 83 - 2 Mins to Midnight (Terror Management Theory)

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Tonight’s show is called, “2 Mins to Midnight (Terror Management Theory).

Terror Management Theory is both a social and evolutionary psychology theory originally proposed by Jeff Greenberg, Sheldon Solomon, and Tom Pyszczynski, and codified in their 2015 book “The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life.”

According to the APA Dictionary, it is a theory proposing that control of death anxiety is the primary function of society and the main motivation in human behavior.

Tonight, we will discuss:

  • History and Explanation of Terror Management Theory
  • Cultural Values and their Role in Terror Management Theory
  • Rebuttals and Related Theories
  • Summary and Resources

:We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.

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