The concept and psychological consequences of symbolic immortality
The research study reported in this thesis examines Otto Rank's concept (1930) of Symbolic Immortality which proposes that people have a need to feel that they will transcend death in some way. Rank hypothesised that there are three ways, or modes, in which people can feel they have achieved Symbolic Immortality: 1. Having children - thus living on in the genes passed down to those subsequent generations (the Biological Mode) 2. Belief in life after death (the Afterlife Mode) 3....[Show more]
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