What Happens When We’re Reminded of Death at Work

Zhenyu Yuan, Lisa E. Baranik, and Robert R. Sinclair: It turns out that there may be two divergent ways people process mortality cues. Those prone to death anxiety tend to experience aversive emotions such as fear and panic, whereas those who engage in death reflection focus on the ways they can find meaning in their lives and enter into a more positive mindset. Our research has focused on understanding the consequences of these different responses at work.


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