Evolution, Religion, and Death [Dorothea Leicher]


The presentation conceptualizes “death-transitions” as alternatives to the death anxiety of Terror Management Theory. Cognitive evolution from individual survival to social cooperation and altruism (attachment) will be reviewed and related to persistent features of religions. Dialectics and its reflection in Jungian ideas will be discussed as a biological logic.

Short bio:

Dorothea Leicher NCPsyA is a retired Modern Psychoanalyst with a background in addictions treatment. Current interests include understanding the economics of emotions and the impacts of everyday practices and habits on cognition, including world views. She can be reached at 215-919-8614 or