Year: 1970 Source: Psychological Reports, v.27, (1970), p.886 SIEC No: 19830211

In a review of funeral practices covering the period 1929-1969, the authors found that funerals became more private, calling hours became shorter, more caskets were closed and less flowers were present. Funerals became less public and ornate. This makes death less conspicuous and more a topic surrounded by stigma.(DO)