PSYC 188(all)

PSYC 188(all) - PSYC188 LIFELINE 6 EdminChiedman D

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PSYC 188 1/12/10 LIFE LINE 0—5—10—20—30—40—50—60—70—80—90—100 *                *                                  * born            current age                  avg age of death  Intro to Death and Dying Edmin Chiedman Ultimate certainty (know it has to happen) ex. Dead ahead, dead right Ultimate uncertainty (don’t know when it happens) Humans are the only animal able to anticipate our death- makes us  anxious/distressed Humor is often used to reduce our anxiety about death 60 million deaths a year (worldwide), 2.4 million deaths a year in US Phanotology- the study of death and dying Phanotos+Hypnos: twin brothers in Greek mythology Phanotos: death , Hypnos: sleep Now most people die in instituations, in the past it used to be at home The Hospice Movement 1959- Herman Fiefel wrote a book “Meaning of Death Elizabeth Couglar Ross “On Death and Dying” describes emotions and feelinfs of the dying person,  and of the family
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“Nothing is more universal and personal than dying” Current generation (age 10-30( is insulated from death 1954- Holland Doctor invented “kidney machine” hooked it upto ppl w/ dysfunctional kidneys and helped them restore their  blood levels Uwashington took the machine and improved it Set up a life+death committee: 7 people (nurse, chairman etc) decided who  will live and who would die- who would get to use the machine and who would  not.  First image of Death For who and what are you willing to sacrifice your life? Love, emergency, family,  religion? What is a good death? Without pain Not expensice Late in life but before quality gets worse  Saying bye to loved ones. . o o
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31/01/2010 18:36:00 o Death Related Behavior:     1)Risk taking behavior- study done on different types of pedestrians crossing  street Type A Pedestrian:  S/he always waited for the light to turn green, still  looked both ways, take care- concerned about their health/safety  conscious Type E Pedestrian : s/he crossed in the middle of the block, didn’t look,  risky behavior, - high frustration with life, some had  contemplated/attempted suicide 2)Sex Discrimination after death  Death notice- announcement of one’s death, can have whatever that want  the family member/friend wants to submit (costs by line) Obituary- mini bio of persons life (free_ Same number of men + women that had death notices Many more men than women had obituaries (and had pictures) Women in obituaries were written in terms of the husband
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PSYC 188(all) - PSYC188 LIFELINE 6 EdminChiedman D

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