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  • What is the difference between grief, bereavement, and mourning?
  • Identify and explain one theory that addresses the grieving process. 
  • What are some of the social factors that may influence the way that people grieve?
  • What are at least 3 points (i.e., information, strategies, and/or ideas) that you think would be useful to you if you needed to help a friend or family member cope with grief?

READ: American Cancer Society. Grief and bereavement. READ: Balk – Chapter 82: The evolution of mourning and the bereavement role in the United States: Middle- and upper- class European Americans. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n82.xml

READ: Vera – Chapter 83: Social dimensions of grief. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n83.xml

READ: Prest, Layne A. (2016, Jan.). Grief and guilt. Magill’s Medical Guide (Online Edition). http://ezproxy.umuc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=89093422&site=eds-live&scope=site

WATCH: Kessler, D. (2011). Stages of grief: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Retrieved from

WATCH: School voor Transitie. (2018, Jan. 13). Professor Robert Neimeyer, PhD on the dual process model. Retrieved from WATCH: Center for Complicated Grief. (2014, Feb. 25). Complicated Grief: Q & A with Dr. M. Katherine Shear. Retrieved from

READ: American Veterinary Medical Association (2016). Coping with the loss of a pet. Retrieved from https://


READ: Neimeyer & Gamino – Chapter 84: The experience of grief and bereavement. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n84.xml

READ: Hayslip & Hansson – Chapter 42: Death awareness and adjustment across the life span. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n42.xml

READ: Berardo – Chapter 86: Widowhood and its social implications. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n86.xml

READ: Lichten – Chapter 87: Children and the death of a parent. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n87.xml

READ: Singg – Chapter 88: Parents and the death of a child. Handbook of Death and Dying. http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/reference/death/n88.xml

READ: Tal Young et al. (2012, June). Suicide bereavement and complicated grief. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 14(2): 177–186. Retrieved from WATCH: 10-minute video, good for psychology majors: GriefConnect. (2010). Therapeutic roots in grief counseling. Retrieved from

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