Nature of Grief The Evolution and Psychology of Reactions to Loss

ISBN-10: 0415178584

ISBN-13: 9780415178587

Edition: 1998

Authors: John Archer

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John Archer presents a ground-breaking new synthesis of material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology on the process of grief. He argues that grief is a natural reaction to losses of many sorts; to the death of or separation from a loved one, but also to other aspects of life which are important to the individual. In contrast to much prevailing literature on the topic,The Nature of Griefdoes not regard grief as an illness to be cured or a psychiatric disorder. Instead, it shows how common an experience it is, throughout all human cultures and clearly present in the animal kingdom.
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Richard E. Tremblay, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal and Director of the Inter-University Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment. For over 20 years, he has conducted a program of longitudinal and experimental studies addressing the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of children from conception onward to understand the development and prevention of antisocial behavior. Willard W. Hartup, EdD, is Regents' Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hartup has spent many years researching friendship and peer relations in child development, antipathies and their significance, and conflict and aggression in childhood and adolescence. John Archer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom. His research is concerned with human aggression, grief and loss, and sex differences. Dr. Archer is also the author of several books, including Sex and Gender (with Barbara Lloyd) and The Nature of Grief; numerous book chapters; and over 100 articles in refereed journals covering psychology, medicine, and biology. In recent years, he has published a number of meta-analytic reviews on topics connected with sex differences in aggression.

The Historical Background to Grief Research
Accounts of Grief from Other Sources
The Biological Context of Grief
The Grief Process
The Grief Process
The Resolution of Grief
The Mental Processes of Grief
An Evolutionary View of Individual Differences in Grief
The Relationship with the Deceased
Loss of a Son or Daughter
Death of a Relative or Friend
The Influence of the Age and Sex of the Bereaved
Author Index
Subject Index
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