Presentation 2017-10-27
Will people stop being kind at the end of the world?
Hui Fa, Naoki Kugihara,
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Abstract(in English) According to Terror Management Theory, self-esteem and culture worldview serve as buffers against the anxiety of death. Previous research suggests that reminders of death can increase one’s behaviors (for example: prosocial behaviors) which meet the standards of our cultural world-views. The purpose of this study was to prove the existence of culture worldview directly by using a human extinction scenario (‘End-of-the-world’ mortality salience condition). Also, this research examined whether the interaction between mortality salience and self-transcendent values will make an impact on prosocial decision-making. Results of the survey showed only a main effect of self-transcendent values, suggesting that participants scoring high in self-transcendent values showed more support for the charity. However, there were the possibilities that 1. the mortality salience manipulation was not successful; 2.the task of prosocial decision-making was lack the sense of reality.
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Keyword(in English) mortality salience / prosocial behavior / Terror Management Theory
Paper # HCS2017-62
Date of Issue 2017-10-20 (HCS)

Conference Information
Committee HCS
Conference Date 2017/10/27(1days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) Higashi Hiroshima Arts & Culture Hall Kurara
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Society and communication, etc.
Chair Yukiko Nakano(Seikei Univ.)
Vice Chair Nobuyuki Watanabe(Kanazawa Inst. of Tech.) / Tomoo Inoue(Univ. of Tsukuba)
Secretary Nobuyuki Watanabe(Ritsumeikan Univ.) / Tomoo Inoue(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.)
Assistant Kazuki Takashima(Tohoku Univ.) / Ken Fujiwara(Osaka Univ. of Economic) / Kazunori Terada(Gifu Univ.) / Atsushi Kimura(Nihon Univ.)

Paper Information
Registration To Technical Committee on Human Communication Science
Language JPN
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
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Title (in English) Will people stop being kind at the end of the world?
Sub Title (in English) Observing prosocial decision-making from the perspective of Terror Management Theory
Keyword(1) mortality salience
Keyword(2) prosocial behavior
Keyword(3) Terror Management Theory
1st Author's Name Hui Fa
1st Author's Affiliation Osaka University(Osaka Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Naoki Kugihara
2nd Author's Affiliation Osaka University(Osaka Univ.)
Date 2017-10-27
Paper # HCS2017-62
Volume (vol) vol.117
Number (no) HCS-270
Page pp.pp.15-19(HCS),
#Pages 5
Date of Issue 2017-10-20 (HCS)