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Fear of Death, Relational Implications

  • By: Sheldon Solomon & Joshua Hart
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Fear of death is a universal human attribute, the avoidance of which is the motivational impetus for a substantial proportion of human behavior. Given the fundamentally social nature of our species, it is not surprising that close relationships, such as those ...

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