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

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

1.

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
Downloads 347 (51,108)

Abstract:

virtue, morality, moral character, values, culture, culturomics

2.

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
Downloads 329 (34,781)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Terror management theory, experimental existential psychology, death anxiety, existential anxiety, motivation

3.

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
Downloads 216 (82,119)

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, individual differences, personality

4.

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
Downloads 204 (70,770)

Abstract:

happiness, subjective well-being, virtues, positive psychology

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 180 (136,459)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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
Downloads 23 (435,851)
Citation 2

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6.

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
Downloads 181 (116,565)

Abstract:

Humility, entitlement, terror management theory, existential motivation, self-transcendence, virtue

7.

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
Downloads 139 (139,385)
Citation 1

Abstract:

death anxiety, existential motivation, terror management theory, culture, ideology, morality, religion

8.

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
Downloads 134 (157,446)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Terror management theory, morality, moral foundations theory, intergroup relations, intergroup conflict, intergroup violence, peace psychology

9.

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
Downloads 121 (159,296)

Abstract:

Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, terror management theory, death and dying, domestic violence

10.

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 117 (162,054)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Culture, Terror Management Theory, Existential Psychology

11.

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 101 (176,720)

Abstract:

meaning, terror management theory

12.

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
Downloads 98 (205,496)

Abstract:

meaning, culture, multiculturalism

13.

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
Downloads 90 (182,200)

Abstract:

ideology, political attitudes, liberals, conservatives, terror management, consistency

14.

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
Downloads 87 (214,015)

Abstract:

global climate change, terror management theory, existential anxiety, peace psychology, intergroup conflict, intergroup violence

15.

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
Downloads 84 (162,942)

Abstract:

self-esteem, terror management theory, death anxiety, motivation, existential motivation

16.

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 53 (266,101)

Abstract:

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

17.

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
Downloads 20 (359,739)

Abstract:

happiness, satisfaction, inequality, violence, confidence in government, trust

18.

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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