The Psychology of Death

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1992 - Psychology - 266 pages
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In this extensively revised edition, Dr. Kastenbaum examines and expands upon issues of dying and the ways in which conceptions of death are shaped and reshaped. Includes new chapters on how death is constructed, death in adolescence and adulthood including discussion on suicide, physician assisted death and Regret Theory and Denial; and more.

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Contents

Deathbed Scenes
1
A World without Death
48
The Psychologists Death
58
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Robert Kastenbaum, PhD, left a promising career as a skating messenger to enter University of Southern California on a fellowship in philosophy. He emerged as a clinical psychologist, and later served as director of a geriatric hospital before taking up his current responsibilities as professor of communication at Arizona State University. Along the way, he founded "International Journal of Aging and Human Development, " and "Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. "He is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology and past chair of the Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences of the Gerontological Society of America. Kastenbaum scripted the National Public Radio series: "Essays for the Ear: Youth's the Tune, Age the Song." He was a co-editor of "Handbook of the Humanities and Aging "(Springer Publishing Company, 1992), companion volume to the present book.

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