#240 - Sheldon Solomon - Does The Fear Of Death Drive Everything We Do?


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Sheldon Solomon is a social psychologist at Skidmore College and an author.

Humans are a unique animal in that we are aware of our own mortality. One day we will die, and we know it. This fact has a huge impact on how we live our lives, perhaps it's the most important fact we know.

Expect to learn how Sheldon's experiments have proven that death anxiety is a crucial driver of behaviour, why we can hate somebody for the shape of their nose, how death anxiety causes people to be tribal, what would happen if a child grew up without any human contact and much more...


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