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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

Chapter 20: Death, Dying, and Bereavement


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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


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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

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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


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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?


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Stages of Death/Grief

  • Kubler-Ross

    • Psychiatrist who studied those dying

    • Identified 5 stages

      • 1) Denial

      • 2) Anger

      • 3) Bargaining

      • 4) _____________

      • 5) Acceptance

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  • Elisabeth Kubler Ross

    • Video 1

    • Video 2


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Types of Death

  • Uncertain Death

  • Certain Death

  • ________________

    • Premature Death

    • Unexpected Death

    • Calamitous Death

      • Homicide

      • Suicide


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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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The Last Lecture: Video

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