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Long, C. R., & Greenwood, D. N. (2013). Joking in the face of death: A terror management approach to humor production. Humor, 26(4), 493-509. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257132831_Joking_in_the_face_of_death_A_terror_management_approach_to_humor_production

Rosenblatt, A., Greenberg, J., Solomon, S., Pyszczynski, T., & Lyon, D. (1989). Evidence for terror management theory: I. The effects of mortality salience on reactions to those who violate or uphold cultural values. Journal of personality and social psychology, 57(4), 681. http://people.uncw.edu/ogler/Experimental/TM%201.pdf

Association for Psychological Science. (2011, May 20). How you think about death may affect how you act. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 26, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110519161246.htm

Ben-Ari, O. T., Florian, V., & Mikulincer, M. (1999). The impact of mortality salience on reckless driving: a test of terror management mechanisms. Journal of personality and social psychology, 76(1), 35. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/13315860_The_Impact_of_Mortality_Salience_on_Reckless_Driving_A_Test_of_Terror_Management_Mechanisms

Ben-Ari, O. T., Florian, V., & Mikulincer, M. (2000). Does a threat appeal moderate reckless driving? A terror management theory perspective. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 32(1), 1-10. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457599000421

Burke, B. L., Martens, A., & Faucher, E. H. (2010). Two decades of terror management theory: A meta-analysis of mortality salience research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14(2), 155-195. http://faculty.fortlewis.edu/burke_b/Senior/TMT%20meta%20-%20Burke%20et%20al%202010.pdf

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