Tom Pyszczynski

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Distinguished Professor

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80918-7150

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

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The Role of Death in Life: Existential Aspects of Human Motivation

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MOTIVATION, R. Ryan, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Motivation, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 05 Mar 2011
Pelin Kesebir and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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Terror management theory, experimental existential psychology, death anxiety, existential anxiety, motivation

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Dying to Live: Terrorism, War, and Defending One's Way of Life

INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALYSES OF TERRORISM AND POLITICAL AGGRESSION, pp. 49-70, D. Antonius, A. D. Brown, T. K. Walters, J. M. Ramirez, S. J. Sinclair, eds., Cambridge, 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
University of Missouri at Columbia, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Limerick and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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terror management, extremism, violence, war, terrorism, peace, ideology, threat, group conflict, politics

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Culture, Ideology, Morality, and Religion: Death Changes Everything

THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF MEANING, MORTALITY, AND CHOICE, M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, eds., Washington, D.C.: APA Press, 2011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2011
Tom Pyszczynski and Pelin Kesebir
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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death anxiety, existential motivation, terror management theory, culture, ideology, morality, religion

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Ideological Consistency across the Political Spectrum: Liberals are More Consistent but Conservatives Become More Consistent When Coping with Existential Threat

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Central Methodist University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Illinois at Chicago
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ideology, political attitudes, liberals, conservatives, terror management, consistency

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A Moral-Existential Account of the Psychological Factors Fostering Intergroup Conflict

Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Vol. 5, No. 11, pp. 878–890, 2011
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2011
Pelin Kesebir and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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Terror management theory, morality, moral foundations theory, intergroup relations, intergroup conflict, intergroup violence, peace psychology

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An Existential Perspective on the Need for Self-Esteem

Pyszczynski, T., & Kesebir, P. (2013). An existential perspective on the need for self-esteem. In V. Zeigler-Hill (Ed.), Current Issues in Social Psychology: Self-Esteem (pp. 124–144).
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Mar 2013
Tom Pyszczynski and Pelin Kesebir
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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self-esteem, terror management theory, death anxiety, motivation, existential motivation

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Involves Disrupted Anxiety-Buffer Mechanisms

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Apr 2011
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, terror management theory, death and dying, domestic violence

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Subtle Priming of Shared Human Experiences Eliminates Threat-Induced Negativity Toward Arabs, Immigrants, and Peace-Making

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 04 May 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago, Union College, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Arizona, Texas Christian University, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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terror management, implicit, prejudice, attitudes, peace-making, peace, conflict, intergroup relations, immigration, war

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Righteous Violence: Killing for God, Country, Freedom and Justice

Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Vol. 1, pp. 12-39, 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Tom Pyszczynski, Matt Motyl and Abdolhossein Abdollahi
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Limerick
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terrorism, terror management, violence, war, group conflict, military intervention, humiliation, death

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Meaning as a Buffer for Existential Anxiety

P. Russo-Netzer & A. Batthyany (Eds.), Meaning in Existential and Positive Psychology. New York: Free Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Jul 2013
Pelin Kesebir and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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meaning, terror management theory

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Is Obama the Anti-Christ? Racial Priming, Extreme Criticisms of Barack Obama, and Attitudes Toward the 2008 US Presidential Candidates

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 46, pp. 863-866, 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Tom Pyszczynski, Matt Motyl, Carl Henthorn and Kristel Gerow
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
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Obama, Anti-Christ, Racism, Extremism, Political Attitudes, 2008, Election

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Drawing Attention to Global Climate Change Decreases Support for War

Pyszczynski, T., Motyl, M., Vail, K. E., Hirschberger, G., Arndt, J., & Kesebir, P. (2012). Drawing attention to global climate change decreases support for war. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Oct 2012
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Missouri at Columbia, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah, University of Missouri at Columbia and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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global climate change, terror management theory, existential anxiety, peace psychology, intergroup conflict, intergroup violence

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An Analysis of the Existential Underpinnings of the Cycle of Terrorist and Counterterrorist Violence and Pathways to Peaceful Resolutions

International Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 2, pp. 267-291, 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Matt Motyl and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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terrorism, extremism, ideology, terror management, existential motivation, war, violence, peace, conflict

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Anxiety Buffer Disruption Theory: A Terror Management Account of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, Vol. 24, pp. 3-26, 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Tom Pyszczynski and Pelin Kesebir
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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post-traumatic stress disorder, terror management theory, existential anxiety, anxiety buffer disruption theory

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The Aftermath of Destruction: Images of Destroyed Buildings Increase Support for War, Dogmatism, and Death Thought Accessibility

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 May 2012
Kenneth Vail, Jamie Arndt, Matt Motyl and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Missouri at Columbia, University of Missouri at Columbia, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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terror management, broken windows, death, dogmatism, ideological certainty, conservative shift, worldview defense, war, terrorism, destruction, conflict

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Waging Terror: Psychological Motivation in Cultural Violence and Peacemaking

THE DAY THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING: THE IMPACT OF 9/11, pp. 23-36, M. Morgan, P. Zimbardo, ed., Praeger/Greenwood Press, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Matt Motyl, Kenneth Vail and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Missouri at Columbia and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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terrorism, terror management, group conflict, political psychology, violence, war, peace

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When Animals Attack: The Effects of Mortality Salience, Infrahumanization of Violence, and Authoritarianism on Support for War

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 46, pp. 200-203, 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Matt Motyl, Joshua Hart and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Illinois at Chicago, Union College and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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infrahumanization, terror management, war, conflict, group relations, authoritarianism

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The Cycle of Violence and Pathways to Peace

Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 153-170, 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Feb 2011
Matt Motyl, Zach Rothschild and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kansas and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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terror management, extremism, political violence, war, peace, existential, conflict, violence, terrorism

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Compassionate Values and Presidential Politics: Mortality Salience, Compassionate Values, and Support for Barack Obama and John Mccain in the 2008 Presidential Election

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 9, pp. 255-268, 2009
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Kenneth Vail, Jamie Arndt, Matt Motyl and Tom Pyszczynski
University of Missouri at Columbia, University of Missouri at Columbia, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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politics, Obama, compassion, terror management, political attitudes, threat, voting preferences

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Creatureliness Priming Reduces Aggression and Support for War

British Journal of Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 May 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2018
University of Illinois at Chicago, Union College, Johnson C. Smith University, University of South Florida, University of South Florida and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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creatureliness, existential, aggression, war, conflict, violence, terror management, peace, political psychology, intergroup relations