Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4313
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
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