Meaning-Making to Child Loss: The Coexistence of Natural and Supernatural Explanations of Death

  title={Meaning-Making to Child Loss: The Coexistence of Natural and Supernatural Explanations of Death},
  author={Dana Aizenkot},
  journal={Journal of Constructivist Psychology},
  pages={318 - 343}
  • Dana Aizenkot
  • Published 11 September 2020
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Journal of Constructivist Psychology
Abstract The study aimed to examine meaning-making of bereaved parents regarding the death of their adult child, as well as the coexistence of natural and supernatural explanatory frameworks used to attribute meaning to the death. The loss of a child is perceived as premature, against the laws of nature and a tragedy that could have been prevented. As such it is extremely difficult for parents to accept and comprehend. According to constructivist theory which views humans as meaning-makers by… 



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