Touched by Tragedy Data


Even though humans are afraid of death, they are drawn to stories that feature death and tragedy. Extending previous findings, this research examined conditions under which individuals connect to tragic movies about the loss of loved ones. Drawing on Terror Management Theory and TEBOTS, an experimental study examined the hypothesis that mortality salience would increase self-story connections, especially for highly emotional (versus moderately emotional) videos about the loss of a loved one. 194 Participants were randomly assigned to a 3 (Mortality Salience: Self vs. Loved One vs. Control) X 2 (Emotional Intensity of Tragic Movies: Moderate vs. High) between subjects design, and completed measures of Death Thought Accessibility (DTA), mixed affect, boundary expansion, and identification.

Metadata Access
Creator te Hennepe, L.;Das, E.
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Radboud University
Publication Year 2019
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Contact Radboud University
Resource Type Dataset
Format pdf;por;sav
Discipline Psychology
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-07-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-05-30T11:59:59Z