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Reduced death anxiety as a mediator of the relationship between acute subjective effects of psychedelics and improved subjective well-being

Overview of attention for article published in Death Studies, February 2023
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Title
Reduced death anxiety as a mediator of the relationship between acute subjective effects of psychedelics and improved subjective well-being
Published in
Death Studies, February 2023
DOI 10.1080/07481187.2023.2169848
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Authors

Sam G. Moreton, Andrew F. A. Arena, Yolanda Foy, Rachel E. Menzies

Abstract

Research over the past several decades suggests that meaningful psychedelic experiences can engender long-term effects on subjective wellbeing. However, less research has investigated the psychological mechanisms through which these effects may emerge. In the present study, participants (N = 201) completed an online survey that retrospectively measured the acute effects of a meaningful psychedelic experience, as well as changes in subjective well-being and death anxiety. Reductions in death anxiety significantly mediated the effects of mystical experience on satisfaction with life, positive affect, and negative affect. Reductions in death anxiety did not mediate any of the effects of psychological insight. Although correlational, the findings are consistent with the hypothesis that some of the benefits of psychedelic-induced mystical experiences on subjective well-being may emerge due to reductions in death anxiety. Nevertheless, further research is needed to establish a causal effect of reduced death anxiety on well-being in the context of psychedelic experiences.

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Unknown 20 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 20%
Student > Master 2 10%
Student > Bachelor 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 50%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 4 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Social Sciences 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 10 50%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 August 2023.
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#1,691,709
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Outputs from Death Studies
#95
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#35,393
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Outputs of similar age from Death Studies
#1
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