The Psychology of Death

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Springer Publishing Company, Feb 7, 2000 - Social Science - 328 pages

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, thanatology, gerontology, social work, and those working in hospice care.

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About the author (2000)

Robert Kastenbaum, PhD, is a professor of communication at Arizona State University.

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