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Terror Management Theory

How to Grow a Virtual Religious Society

Connor Wood | Posted 04.12.2017 | Religion
Connor Wood

Think religion is all about individual beliefs? Think again. The great sociologist Émile Durkheim argued that religion is "eminently social."

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.