MORTALITY SALIENCE

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is the cognitive accessibility and process through which an individual considers the inevitability of their own death. This inevitability has been a reason for some fervent defence of social groups and oneself.

MORTALITY SALIENCE: "One who considers their own mortality and understands that they will, eventually die, are said to have a mortality salience."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MORTALITY SALIENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mortality-salience/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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