The Psychology of Death (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 318 pages
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In this extensively updated and revised edition, Dr. Kastenbaum continues to examine and expand upon issues of dying and the ways in which we shape and reshape our conceptions of death. New to the Third Edition are chapters on how we construct death; Death in adolescence and adulthood including discussion on suicide, physician assisted death and Regret Theory and Denial; new approaches to the role of death anxiety, Terror Management Theory, and Edge Theory, and much more. A major contribution to the literature -- this book is must reading for professionals and students of psychology, thanatolo.
  

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Contents

A Work in Progress
1
How Do We Construct Death? A Developmental Approach
29
Reconstructing Death in Adolescence and Adulthood
63
Death in the Midst of Life
97
A Will to Live and an Instinct to Die?
161
Toward a Psychological Perspective
207
Deathbed Scenes
253
Index
311
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Page 10 - Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; In that very day his thoughts perish.
Page 10 - What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?
Page 11 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God ; and they that hear shall live.

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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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