Ernest Becker on Transference and Transcendence
The Defining Issue of Death Anxiety in Psychology & Counseling
By Zur Institute
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Trained in cultural anthropology, Dr. Ernest Becker was motivated in his work by an overriding personal pursuit of the question, "What makes people act the way they do?" Refusing to dismiss answers to this question coming from any field of study based on empirical observation of human behavior, Becker almost inadvertently created a broadly interdisciplinary theory of human behavior that is neither simply speculative nor overly reductionist. Encapsulated in the title of his most famous book, The Denial of Death, Becker's synthesis describes human behavioral psychology as the existential struggle of a self-conscious species, wrestling with the implications of its mortality.
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