In recent years, death education has become more pervasive, and has been introduced into the mainstream curriculum in different countries. However, one problem in death education is the lack of a firm theoretical foundation. The purpose of the current study is to explore how terror management theory (TMT) can add to death education research and practice. TMT, a sociopsychological theory that focuses on death and psychological defense mechanisms, is a potentially generative framework for death education. Its implications are discussed in the current study. Copyright © 2011 Office of Research, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
|Title of host publication||Research studies in education|
|Editors||Dan Stella SHI, Helen LOCKEY, Kai-yan Dustin LAU|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Office of Research, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
CitationDu, H., & King, R. B. (2011). Thanatology and terror management theory: Exploring possible synergies. In D. S. Shi, H. Lockey, & K.-Y. D. Lau (Eds.), Research studies in education (Vol. 9, pp. 159-167). Hong Kong: Office of Research, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
- Death education
- Terror management theory
- Cultural worldview