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Deathbed scene narratives: a construct and linguistic analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10848089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study explored temporal and self/other dimensions of death attitudes among young adults. One hundred seventy-two undergraduate students were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 conditions: writing about one's death (age unspecified), one's death as a young adult, or the death of another (age unspecified), or the death of other as a young adult. Results indicated that the death of another, but not of oneself, was associated with more realistic considerations of death (e.g., pain, negative emotions). In addition, participants who wrote about death at an early age were less likely to describe their own deaths with negative emotion or to discuss physiological aspects of death and were less likely to express romanticized notions of death. Implications of these results for death anxiety research are discussed.
Authors:
J W Evans; A S Walters; M L Hatch-Woodruff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-04     Completed Date:  2000-05-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-33     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. mhatch@mail.smu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude to Death*
Humans
Linguistics*
Literature
Models, Psychological

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