Denial in the Press

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How the fear of death makes people more Right-wing

corybeckersite | November 17, 2016

A string of terror attacks across the globe have shaken the world’s most powerful nations to their core. As a result of these tragic events, and the fear-mongering from politicians hoping to exploit them, many feel that an existential threat …

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Sheldon Solomon

In spite of its well-publicized troubles, psychology still has the power to give us glimpses into our darkest selves. Think of the enduring lessons ofStanley Milgram’s obedience tests, Phillip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison experiment, Muzafer Sherif’s Robber’s Cave study. Among these …

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Is a Fear of Death at the Heart of Capitalism?

corybeckersite | May 15, 2016

Becker’s work offers powerful perspective on the emergence of “Trumpism”. Since Trump personifies consumer capitalism, this piece was also an opportunity to reflect on the existential drivers behind capitalist more-seeking. Trump’s voracious and dangerous appetite is mirrored by our economic …

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Rwanda: Film on Fear of Death Screened in Kigali

corybeckersite | April 10, 2016

It was purely coincidental that as Rwanda prepares to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Genocide against Tutsis in April, American filmmaker Greg Bennick was showing his documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest For Immortality at the Kwetu Film …

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