+ Translate
+ Most Popular
The pigeon tick (Argas reflexus): its biology, ecology, and epidemiological aspects
Prevalence of hemoglobin abnormalities in Kebili (Tunisian South)
Lipogranuloma: a preventable complication of dacryocystorhinostomy
Value of basal plasma cortisol assays in the assessment of pituitary-adrenal insufficiency
Bees from the Belgian Congo. The acraensis group of Anthophora
Placing gingival retraction cord
Total serum IgE, allergy skin testing, and the radioallergosorbent test for the diagnosis of allergy in asthmatic children
Acariens plumicoles Analgesoidea parasites des oiseaux du Maroc
Injuries of terminal phalanges of the fingers in children
Biology of flowering and nectar production in pear (Pyrus communis)
Das Reliktvorkommen der Aspisviper (Vipera aspis L.) im Schwarzwald
Hydrological modelling of drained blanket peatland
Pathologic morphology and clinical significance of the anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary artery. General review and autopsy analysis of 30 cases
Cyto genetic analyses of lymphocyte cultures after exposure to calcium cyclamate
Axelrodia riesei, a new characoid fish from Upper Rio Meta in Colombia With remarks concerning the genus Axelrodia and description of a similar, sympatric, Hyphessobrycon-species
Favorable evolution of a case of tuberculosis of pancreas under antibiotic action
RIFM fragrance ingredient safety assessment, Valencene, CAS Registry Number 4630-07-3
Parenteral microemulsions: an overview
Temperate pasture: management for grazing and conservation
Evaluation of a new coprocessed compound based on lactose and maize starch for tablet formulation
Thermal expansion and cracking of three confined water-saturated igneous rocks to 800C
Revision of the genera of the tribe Stigmoderini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) a discussion of phylogenetic relationships
Anal tuberculosis. Report of a case
Gastric tuberculosis in the past and present
Adaptive responses of the cardiovascular system to prolonged spaceflight conditions: assessment with Holter monitoring

Terror in time: extending culturomics to address basic terror management mechanisms

Terror in time: extending culturomics to address basic terror management mechanisms

Cognition and Emotion 33(3): 492-511

ISSN/ISBN: 0269-9931

PMID: 29637804

DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1460322

Building on Google's efforts to scan millions of books, this article introduces methodology using a database of annual word frequencies of the 40,000 most frequently occurring words in the American literature between 1800 and 2009. The current paper uses this methodology to replicate and identify terror management processes in historical context. Variation in frequencies of word usage of constructs relevant to terror management theory (e.g. death, worldview, self-esteem, relationships) are investigated over a time period of 209 years. Study 1 corroborated previous TMT findings and demonstrated that word use of constructs related to death and of constructs related to patriotism and romantic relationships significantly co-vary over time. Study 2 showed that the use of the word "death" most strongly co-varies over time with the use of medical constructs, but also co-varies with the use of constructs related to violence, relationships, religion, positive sentiment, and negative sentiment. Study 3 found that a change in the use of death related words is associated with an increase in the use of fear related words, but not in anxiety related words. Results indicate that the described methodology generates valuable insights regarding terror management theory and provide new perspectives for theoretical advances.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 065563706

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Terrorassoziierter Massenanfall von Verletzten (Terror Manv); Terror attack mass casualties (Terror Mascal);. Trauma und Berufskrankheit 20(3): 188-195, 2018

Putting the Terror in Terror Management Theory: Evidence That the Awareness of Death Does Cause Anxiety and Undermine Psychological Well-Being. Current Directions in Psychological Science 25(2): 99-103, 2016

Applying Lessons from Medical Management of Conventional Terror to Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction Terror: The Experience of a Tertiary University Hospital. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 26(5): 379-385, 2003

Terror management and cognitive-experiential self-theory: evidence that terror management occurs in the experiential system. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 72(5): 1132-1146, 1997

Extending knowledge of terror management theory to improve palliative nursing care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing 15(8): 368-370, 2009

Fosas comunes, paisajes del terror - Mass Graves, Landscapes of Terror. Revista de Dialectologia y Tradiciones Populares 64(1): 61-94, 2009

The Dangers of Terror in World Politics: International Terror Crises, 19182006. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 34(1): 31-46, 2010

Massenanfall von Verletzten durch Terror; Mass-casualty incidents in terror;. Notfall + Rettungsmedizin 21(6): 445-446, 2018

When terror is routine: how Israeli nurses cope with multi-casualty terror. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 7(3): 6, 2002

The impact of terrorism on children and adolescents: terror in the skies, terror on television. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 14(3): 429-51 Viii, 2005

Coping responses in the midst of terror: the July 22 terror attack at Utøya Island in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 56(1): 45-52, 2015

Terror, Territory, and Deterritorialization: Landscapes of Terror and the Unmaking of State Power in the Mozambican Civil War. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99(5): 884-892, 2009

Terror preparedness as a service of general interest: the Terror and Disaster Surgical Care (TDSC®)-course. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society 46(4): 671-672, 2020

Terror demonum and Terror inimicorum: The Two Lions of the Throne of Solomon and the Open Door of Paradise. Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 40(2): 93-114, 1977

Geschlechterkampf in Amazonien zwischen Terror und Poesie - Gender fight in Amazonia between terror and poetry. Ethnologica 22: 273-278, 1997