For those in early adulthood, their overall lower rate of death is a significant factor in their lower rates of death anxiety. Individuals in early adulthood typically expect a long life ahead of them, and consequently do not think about, nor worry about death.


Adolescents understand death on the same level as adults, but they may be resistant to expressing any emotions about it. … As a result, teens may engage in risky activities or experience guilt over being alive or anger over their lack of control over life and death