Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Bereaved individuals have many thoughts and feelings similar to those of terminally ill patients who are moving closer to death. In this discussion we will explore the concepts related to death, dying, and bereavement.

As you create your discussion post, consider the following:

  • What would you do if a loved one died? Do you have plans in place if you die? What type of memorial service would you like to see for yourself?

By the end of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Describe bereavement and the phases of grieving, indicating factors that underlie individual variations in grief responses.

Complete the following:

First, visit the website, which presents thousands of Web tributes and memorials. Describe bereavement and the phases of grieving. What factors underlie individual variations in grief responses? What services are available to the bereaved? In what ways do friends and loved ones memorialize the deceased? What are some possible advantages of memorials (thought the Web or otherwise)? Be sure to include in your response information from the textbook or other psychology-specific sources.


Initial Discussion Post

We ask that your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting. You may use additional sources and materials as long as they are relevant to the discussion and cited properly with APA style citations.

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