The Psychology of Death

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The Psychology of Death

SKU# 9780826113009

3rd Edition


  • Robert Kastenbaum PhD

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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 07, 2000
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113009
  • EISBN 9780826117014

Table of Contents 

  1. The Psychologist’s Death: A Work in Progress
  2. How Do We Construct Death? A Developmental Approach
  3. Reconstructing Death in Adolescence and Adulthood
  4. Death in the Midst of Life
  5. A Will to Live and an Instinct to Die?
  6. Dying: Toward a Psychological Perspective
  7. Deathbed Scenes