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|Title:||Theoretical Effects of Mortality Fear on Environmental Regulatory Non-Compliance||Contributor(s):||Stone, Christopher Dudley (author)||Publication Date:||2008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4313||Abstract:||Empirical studies from the field of existential psychology point to the possibility that the fear of death could be contributing to a lack of compliance with environmental regulations. A key theory within the field of experimental existential psychology, Terror Management Theory, has shown that reminders of mortality affect a broad range of behaviours; in many cases including activities that have little or no logical connection to death. Studies in this area have also shown that increased awareness of death can be triggered by a range of events, again, some seemingly unrelated to mortality. Terror Management Theory has been applied to other non-compliance behaviours, and its potential links with environmental regulatory noncompliance warrant investigation. This paper sets out a number of pathways by which the fear of death may be a factor in primary producer environmental regulatory non-compliance, together with examples of empirical studies which support the validity of each component of these paths.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||Law, Life & Death: Postgraduate Law Students Conference, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia, 31 October - 1 November 2008||Conference Details:||Law, Life & Death: Postgraduate Law Students Conference, Sydney Law School, Sydney, Australia, 31 October - 1 November 2008||Source of Publication:||Paper presented at Law, Life & Death: Postgraduate Law Students Conference||Field of Research (FOR):||180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law||HERDC Category Description:||E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.usyd.edu.au/news/law/436.html?newsstoryid=2424||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 66
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