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dc.contributor.advisorGraham, Reiko
dc.contributor.authorKing, Shelby
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-21T20:48:27Z
dc.date.available2013-06-21T20:48:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4655
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2013.en_US
dc.description.abstractReminders of death and personal uncertainty are so distressing that many individuals turn to religion for protection against the fears these reminders can conjure. To investigate this, the current study compared the effects of mortality salience (MS) and uncertainty salience (US) on implicit attitude toward religion. Differences in effects of MS and US on implicit positive attitude toward religion were predicted. A sample of 45 religious female undergraduates participated. After completing a demographic questionnaire, implicit measures of attitude toward religion were assessed using an affective priming task (APT) measuring reaction times (RT) to word valence classification following religious image primes. Participants then completed a written response to a prompt priming MS, US, or a control topic. A second APT tested changes in implicit attitude toward religion following this manipulation. A mixed ANOVA compared valence biases within repeated measures of APTs, between manipulation conditions, and between ethnicities. Results revealed a significant 4-way interaction between time, word valence, condition, and ethnicity. Results suggest that neither MS nor US induced significant changes in attitude toward religion that would imply greater defense of worldviews (i.e. more positive attitude toward religion) following existential distress.en_US
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dc.format.extent46 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMortalityen_US
dc.subjectUncertaintyen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectImpliciten_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.subjectTerror managementen_US
dc.subjectAffective primingen_US
dc.titleEffects of Mortality Salience and Uncertainty on Implicit Attitude Toward Religionen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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