Loss and meaning: How do people make sense of loss

Title

Loss and meaning: How do people make sense of loss

Creator

Davis CG; Nolen-Hoeksema S

Publisher

American Behavioral Scientist

Date

2001

Subject

Grief; Research; Psychology; bereavement; Support; coping; Meaning

Description

People who have lost a travel one often try to make some meaning of their loss. The authors explore the ways people try to make meaning of loss, the factors that predict difficulty in making meaning, and the emotional outcomes of finding meaning. They also contrast the process of finding meaning with finding some benefit in the loss, even if meaning cannot be found. Our discussion centers on a study of 205 bereaved people who were interviewed before their loss and 1, 6, 13, and 18 months after their loss. The authors draw conclusions from this work not only for bereavement theories but also for general theories of adjustment in social and personality psychology.
2001

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

726-741

Issue

5

Volume

44

Citation

Davis CG; Nolen-Hoeksema S, “Loss and meaning: How do people make sense of loss,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11878.

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