Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions Versus Scientific Evidence

@inproceedings{Wortman2011BeyondTM,
  title={Beyond the Myths of Coping with Loss: Prevailing Assumptions Versus Scientific Evidence},
  author={C. Wortman and K. Boerner},
  year={2011}
}
The death of a loved one is a ubiquitous human experience and is often regarded as a serious threat to health and well-being. Coming to terms with personal loss is considered to be an important part of successful adult development (Baltes & Skrotzki, 1995). In this chapter, we draw from our own research and that of others to explore how people are affected by the death of a loved one. In our judgment , such losses provide an excellent arena in which to study basic processes of stress and… Expand
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