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Choices for living : coping with fear of dying

Author: Thomas S Langner
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2002.
Series: PATH in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although many books are written about bereavement, and focus chiefly on terminal illness, very few are written about the fear of one's own death. In contrast, this book looks at the way in which the fear of death operates on a back burner throughout our lives, and how that influences the choices we make and the paths we follow. The author presents a "moral hierarchy" of behavior used in coping with the fear of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Langner
ISBN: 0306466074 9780306466076
OCLC Number: 46394821
Description: xiii, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Attitudes toward death --
The probable causes of the fear of dying --
Creativity --
Love --
Humor --
Intellectualization --
Procreation --
Obsessive--compulsive behavior --
Living life to the hilt, living better, living longer --
Group membership --
Religion --
Mementos and monuments --
Counterphobic behavior --
Gambling --
Dissociation --
Repression/denial --
Suicide --
Projection, killing, and the problem of evil --
Summary and conclusions.
Series Title: PATH in psychology.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Langner.
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Although many books are written about bereavement, very few are written about the fear of one's own death and most of these focus chiefly on terminal illness.  Read more...


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