Attitudes on Death & Dying: FREE Preview
Attitudes on Death & Dying: FREE Preview PSYCH 2588
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Maya Blair on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 2588 at George Washington University taught by Pamela Woodruff in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 78 views. For similar materials see Attitudes Toward Death & Dying in Psychlogy at George Washington University.
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Date Created: 02/09/16
BACKGROUND Life line ● A comparison of how long you have lived and how long statistically you have left to live ● Draw a line and mark it off from 0100 by 5. ● Put a star next to 0 ● Put a * next to your age ● Put an X if you are a male beyond 76 ● Put an X if you are a female beyond 80 ● What you have shown is how long you have lived and how long you have left to live Shneidman: ultimate uncertainty, ultimate certainty ● Paradox which the Greeks brought to us but in this case (Shneidman) ● Stating the obvious: life is both of those things and death is the ultimate certainty (all we mortals will die) but the ultimate uncertainty is WHEN you are going to die ● It’s going to happen to everyone but we just don’t know when Death related words ● Most are phrases: passed away, bit the dust, down the tubes, exterminated, liquidated ● “I was dying to meet you” “dead end” “dead right” “dead ahead” “you’re killing me” Thanatology The study of death 1. Thanatos god of the long sleep (death) 2. Hypnos god of the short sleep (regular sleep) 3. Part of Greek mythology were brothers Changes in the 20th Century ● Moving death from families to the funeral context ● Most die in institutions (no longer a family experience at home) 1959 Feifel The Meaning of Death ➢ Brought attention to death ➢ Psychologist in the field of death and dying ➢ Thought he could put together a book w/ 10 articles relating to death ➢ Had to go into many disciplines before he could get enough articles to make up a book ➢ Basically not much existed on this subject until he put together this connection 1969 KublerRoss On Death and Dying ➢ 5 Stages of Grieving ➢ Seminal work ➢ Got the average person introduced to this field ➢ ***ARTICLE #3*** Euphemisms ● Passed ● In a better place ● No longer with us
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