CHAPTER19 - 03:02 CHAPTER19 LATE ADULTHOOD THE END OF LIFE...

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03:02 Children’s understanding of death Pre-school aged children: typically understand none of aspects of death o believe death can be reversed, through prayer, magic, or wishful thinking; believe dead people can still feel or breathe o rooted in their lack of understanding of life o should teach children nature of biological life to help this School-aged children: (beginning of concrete) understand permanence and universality of death o 6-7yrs. Comprehend death as biological event where heart ceases to beat, lungs no longer take in air, brain activity stops o Child’s specific experience makes a difference 4-5yr olds who have had experience with death of family member more likely to understand permanence of death discover dead animal, lose pet, story where character dies Adolescents: understand finality of death better than children o Understand that death is inevitable o
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course EDHD 320 taught by Professor Parkinson during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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CHAPTER19 - 03:02 CHAPTER19 LATE ADULTHOOD THE END OF LIFE...

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