ERIC Number: EJ551327
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Unique Invulnerability: A Classroom Demonstration in Estimating Personal Morality.
Snyder, C. R.
Teaching of Psychology, v24 n3 p197-99 1997
Describes a class experiment illustrating students' illusions about their own mortality (often referred to as "unique invulnerability"). The students received information, culled from actuarial tables, concerning age and mortality rates. The students consistently overestimated their own age of death even when told they would do so. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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