Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Hot Thought. Many psychologists have asserted that people are heavily motivated by fear of their own mortality. This claim may well describe large numbers of people, not just Woody Allen, but is it normatively correct? Is it rational to fear death?
We know the title of this sounds grim for a Wednesday, but hear us out. Do you experience a jolt of fear whenever you approach? You're on the way into work? It's akin to that panicked Sunday night I've-forgotton-to-do-my-homework type of feeling and a sensation of dread hated by many. Well, according to a new study, you're not alone in dreading The Deadline; it turns out most people are more scared? Yes, high-pressured work is never fun, but according to new research,? This latest piece of unusual work-related information?
Jonathan Jong does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. If death is the final taboo, it might not be for much longer.