Pelin Kesebir

University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

Assistant Scientist

1500 Highland Avenue, Suite S119

Waisman Center

Madison, WI 53705-2280

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

Happiness

Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior, pp. 147-160, M. Leary & R. Hoyle, eds., Guilford Press, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Sep 2012
Ed Diener, Pelin Kesebir and William Tov
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and Singapore Management University
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happiness, subjective well-being, individual differences, personality

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A Virtuous Cycle: The Relationship Between Happiness and Virtue

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Pelin Kesebir and Ed Diener
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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happiness, subjective well-being, virtues, positive psychology

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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

In Pursuit of Happiness: Empirical Answers to Philosophical Questions

Perspectives on Psychological Science, Vol. 3, pp. 117-125, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Mar 2011
Pelin Kesebir and Ed Diener
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 808 (54,800)
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happiness, subjective well-being, philosophy

In Pursuit of Happiness: Empirical Answers to Philosophical Questions

Association for Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jan 2013
Pelin Kesebir and Ed Diener
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The Cultural Salience of Moral Character and Virtue Declined in Twentieth Century America

Journal of Positive Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Pelin Kesebir and Selin Kesebir
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and London Business School
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virtue, morality, moral character, values, culture, culturomics

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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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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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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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A Quiet Ego Quiets Death Anxiety: Humility as an Existential Anxiety Buffer

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2014
Pelin Kesebir
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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Humility, entitlement, terror management theory, existential motivation, self-transcendence, virtue

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Existential Functions of Culture: The Monumental Immortality Project

CULTURAL PROCESSES: A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, pp. 96-110, A. Leung, C.-Y. Chiu, and Y.-Y. Hong, eds., Oxford University Press, 2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Mar 2011
Pelin Kesebir
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Downloads 250 (219,619)

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Culture, Terror Management Theory, Existential Psychology

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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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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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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
Downloads 175 (305,597)
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meaning, terror management theory

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Culture: The Grand Web of Meaning

THE EXPERIENCE OF MEANING IN LIFE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, J. Hicks, C. Routledge, eds., Springer Press, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2011
Melody Manchi Chao and Pelin Kesebir
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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meaning, culture, multiculturalism

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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, Reichman University - 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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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
Downloads 118 (419,543)

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post-traumatic stress disorder, terror management theory, existential anxiety, anxiety buffer disruption theory

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The Social and Economic Context of Peace and Happiness

Understanding culture: Theory, research, and application (pp. 239-258). New York: Psychology Press. 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Jul 2014
Singapore Management University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, SIM University (UniSIM), University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and The Gallup Organization
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happiness, satisfaction, inequality, violence, confidence in government, trust

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The Scrooge Effect Revisited: Mortality Salience Increases the Satisfaction Derived from Prosocial Behavior

Zaleskiewicz, T., Gasiorowska, A., & Kesebir, P., The Scrooge effect revisited: Mortality salience increases the satisfaction derived from prosocial behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Apr 2015
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Social Sciences and Humanities and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
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