The psychology of death, dying, and bereavement

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1978, Vol 23(10), 780. Reviews the book, The psychology of death, dying, and bereavement by Richard Schulz (1978). This rare jewel among the many books on these topics provides an up-to-date review, evaluation, and synthesis of empirical findings on death, dying, and bereavement. Chapters provide integrative reviews of available data, organized around such topics as death anxiety versus death fear, the demography of death, the emotional trajectory of the dying patient, needs of the dying, social and psychological determinants of longevity, physiological and behavioral consequences of bereavement, and effects of therapeutic and educational programs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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