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Developmental Psychology. Chapter 20: Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Attitudes Towards Death. The 20 th Century Perspective Death is invisible Modern American society has created a system in which the role of death is minimized in our lives. Death often occurs in hospitals Funeral Homes

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developmental psychology

Developmental Psychology

Chapter 20: Death, Dying, and Bereavement

attitudes towards death
Attitudes Towards Death
  • The 20th Century Perspective
    • Death is invisible
      • Modern American society has created a system in which the role of death is minimized in our lives.
        • Death often occurs in hospitals
        • Funeral Homes
        • Make Up
        • Funeral procedures
        • Denial
statistics on death
Statistics on Death
  • Males die at a higher rate than females at all ages
  • The non white population has a higher death rate than the white population
  • Nonwhite infants have a death rate twice as high as white population
  • Accidents are the leading cause of death among youths ages 15 to 24
  • _______________________________________________________
definitions of death
Definitions of Death
  • Physiological death
    • Vital organs cease functioning
    • Organs cannot function independently
  • ___________________
    • Cessation of brain wave activity
    • No consciousness, no awareness
  • Sociological Death
    • Withdrawal of society from the dying
    • Isolation
attitudes about death
Attitudes About Death
  • Middle aged adults reports highest levels of fears about death….ages 45 to 54
  • ______________________________________________________________
  • What are your concerns about death?
  • Are you afraid?
  • What are your beliefs about death and after death?
stages of death grief
Stages of Death/Grief
  • Kubler-Ross
    • Psychiatrist who studied those dying
    • Identified 5 stages
      • 1) Denial
      • 2) Anger
      • 3) Bargaining
      • 4) _____________
      • 5) Acceptance
  • Funny Video
  • Elisabeth Kubler Ross
      • Video 1
      • Video 2
types of death
Types of Death
  • Uncertain Death
  • Certain Death
  • ________________
    • Premature Death
    • Unexpected Death
    • Calamitous Death
      • Homicide
      • Suicide
euthanasia
Euthanasia
  • What are your thoughts about doctor assisted suicide?
  • What will you do should something bring you to that point?
  • What are some of the issues you may have with Euthanasia?
  • What policy would you write if you had the power to legislate this issue?
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