The development of the subconcepts of death in young children: a short-term longitudinal study.

@article{Lazar1991TheDO,
  title={The development of the subconcepts of death in young children: a short-term longitudinal study.},
  author={Alan Lazar and J Torney-Purta},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1991},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1321-33}
}
A short-term longitudinal design and the probabilistic latent class method of analysis were used to study the development of young children's understanding of death. 99 first and second graders were interviewed individually in the fall and spring. The results support the notion that the subconcepts of death--irreversibility, cessation, causality, and inevitability--need to be studied separately and in relation to one another. Children first understand the subconcepts of irreversibility and… CONTINUE READING