Former good article nomineeTerror management theory was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There may be suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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The effect of terror on the mind listed at Redirects for discussion edit


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect The effect of terror on the mind. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. signed, Rosguill talk 23:44, 25 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Criticisms section is primarily responses to criticisms edit

The “Criticisms” section is primarily responses to criticisms, with each paragraph starting with a criticism, followed by a much longer section about why it’s wrong. Perhaps all these ideas belong here, but it seems notably unbalanced. 2601:247:C081:3681:DDDA:AF91:6262:9E20 (talk) 03:09, 25 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree. The criticism section was based mostly on counter-criticism literature. I have rewritten and updated this section to give a somewhat better balance, while preserving arguments from both sides. Agnerf (talk) 11:06, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Self Esteem and Anxiety edit

The article under the self-esteem section, mentions the explanation of how self-esteem is a coping mechanism for anxiety. I do agree that we do need self-esteem to be able to live impactful lives. However, I do think that in the pursuit of self-esteem, an individual can potentially increase their anxiety. I think of this as Piaget's industry vs inferiority stage. To be able to be "industry" or have high self-esteem, we ideally learn new processes and skills. This can potentially backfire as, through efforts of developing skills, the feeling of not being able to "perfect" certain skills can cause anxiety that can negatively affect self-esteem. The point that I am trying to prove is that self-esteem can be a coping mechanism for anxiety. Self-esteem could easily become a source of anxiety depending on an individual's goals. However, I feel that there could be a different, more notable coping mechanism to be utilized. BrokieisnotBroq (talk) 23:46, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent Sources edit

I feel like in this article there was definitely a lack of recent sources. Keeping up with the research on the TMT could help with validity and explain some of the questions readers may have. The lack of images could also be worked on as images many times capture the reader and make the information more understandable. JLynnK5 (talk) 23:48, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Research on TMT culminated in the early 2000s, as mentioned in the "popularity" section. There are few newer sources supporting TMT, but a few new sources criticising TMT, which I have added. I think that the "more citations needed" hatnote can be removed. Agnerf (talk) 11:02, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]