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Ch 21: Death and Dying - Stages and Psychological Impact

About This Chapter

The Death and Dying chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of death and dying. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of death and dying.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding grief or other topics related to death and dying
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about death and dying
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Death and Dying chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Death and Dying chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any death or dying question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a death and dying unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Kubler-Ross's 5 stages of dying
  • The euthanasia debate
  • The modern hospice movement
  • Death with dignity
  • Major end-of-life issues

10 Lessons in Chapter 21: Death and Dying - Stages and Psychological Impact
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

1. What Are the Stages of Dying? - Overview of Kubler-Ross's 5 Stages

Death, dying and the emotional responses one feels toward these topics are particularly challenging issues to address. Psychiatrist Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross proposed stages of emotional responses to death and dying. This lesson will present those five stages and also discuss common criticisms of Kubler-Ross's theory.

Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief

2. Grief and Bereavement: Patterns of Bereavement & Stages of Grief

Death is a term most are familiar with, but the underlying emotions and processes that accompany death are not. This lesson will define and detail the stages of grief and bereavement. In addition, this lesson will differentiate between the grief process of children and adults.

Mourning and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

3. Mourning and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Grief is a normal reaction to losing a loved one, but people mourn their loss in different ways. In this lesson, we'll examine the difference between grief and mourning, as well as how different cultures approach mourning.

The Modern Hospice Movement: History & Effects

4. The Modern Hospice Movement: History & Effects

The end of life can be a difficult time for people. In this lesson, we'll examine the modern hospice movement, including the holistic approach to dying, the history of the modern hospice movement, and palliative care.

Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options

5. Dying with Dignity: Definition & Options

When a person is faced with a terminal illness, they sometimes want to control the timing and way that they die. In this lesson, we'll examine the dying with dignity movement, including physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

6. Death and Dying: Euthanasia Debate and Stages of Acceptance

The end of one's life can be a difficult time, for both the person dying and their loved ones. In this lesson, we'll explore some end-of-life issues that people face, including the five stages of grief and the controversy surrounding euthanasia.

Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning

7. Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning

As people approach the end of their lives, decisions have to be made. Watch this lesson to find out more about important end-of-life issues, including having a health care proxy, creating a living will, and being an organ donor.

Psychological Autopsy: Definition, Steps & Ethics

8. Psychological Autopsy: Definition, Steps & Ethics

In the wake of a suicide, a psychological autopsy can be the most important, effective tool for gathering information and providing answers. In this lesson, we will define psychological autopsy and gain insight into how it is conducted.

What is Complicated Bereavement? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Complicated Bereavement? - Definition & Examples

Most people grieve after a loved one dies, but if that grief doesn't improve over time and causes impairments in everyday functioning, it might be a case of complicated bereavement. In this lesson, we will learn all about complicated bereavement from examples.

Complicated Bereavement: Diagnosis & Treatment

10. Complicated Bereavement: Diagnosis & Treatment

Did you know that there are three main criteria used when diagnosing complicated bereavement? In this lesson, we will discuss how complicated bereavement is diagnosed, its symptoms, and treatment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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