Current Research – Fall 2019
Death Anxiety & Suicidal Ideation and Attempts
Death Anxiety & Caregiving Robots Among the Elderly
Death Anxiety & Organ Donation
Presenting the following research at the National Communication Association in November 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland:
Terror Management – Violence, Voice, and Victimhood: Activism and Social Justice in the Face of Survivorship – an invited talk by Dr. Harvell-Bowman
Young Existential Voters: Eliciting Mortality Salience as a Way to Control Emotions and Intent to Vote Towards a Political Candidate – Presented by Tonya Schoenbeck
Surviving as First-Year Students: Examining Nonverbal Behaviors Amongst College Freshmen Experiencing Suicidal Ideation – Presented by Dr. Harvell-Bowman
Survival After Death: An Examination of Mortality Salience, Paranormal Beliefs, Paranormal Media Consumption, and Paranormal Experiences – Presented by Christina Yocca
Selected Past Research
Of Love and Death: Death Anxiety, Attachment, and Suicide as Experienced by College Students – Dr. Harvell-Bowman, Dr. Critchfield, Kezziah Wilgus, Madeline Grove, and Gabriel Gilmore
Poster presented by Madeline Grove and Kezziah Wilgus at the 2019 Existential Preconference in Portland Oregon.
We enjoyed the trip to Portland and had a great breakfast with Dr. Tom Pyszczynski, Dr. Sheldon Solomon, and Dr. Kenneth Vail!
We always love to share our research with the JMU community at the Psychology Symposium as well as the SCOM Conference!
Brigham, M.P., Harvell-Bowman, L.A., & Szendey, O.R. (2017). Metaphorical Re-Framing as “Equipment for Living”: Confronting Death with Exuberance in the Exit Interviews of Heaven’s Gate Followers. Journal of Communication & Religion, 40(4), 72-90.