Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1. Death, Disavowal, and Fantasy. Chapter 2. Death, Repression, Narcissism, Misogyny. Chapter 3. Super-Ego, Submission, and Death. Chapter 4. Birth, Death, Dread, and Religion. Chapter 5. Death and the Wolf Man. Chapter 6. Transience, Mourning, and the Fear of Death. Chapter 7. Pleasure and Death. Chapter 8. Death, Neurosis, Normalcy, and Massacre. Chapter 9. Conclusions. Chapter 10. Addendum: On Experimental Studies in Terror Management. References.
This book argues that conventional interpretation of Freudian psychology has not accounted for the death anxiety and its relation to illusions and delusions. It contends that there is evidence to support the view that death anxiety is a very normal and central emotional threat human beings deal with by impeding awareness of the threat.