Fear itself

· conventionology

boo!Dave Johnson picks up on a Reuters article on an interesting study of how “fear of death wins votes”:

President Bush may be tapping into solid human psychology when he invokes the Sept. 11 attacks while campaigning for the next election, U.S. researchers said on July 29, 2004. Talking about death can raise people’s need for psychological security, the researchers report in studies to be published in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science and the September issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.