Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. v.57, no.3, (1989), p.349-357 SIEC No: 19900290

Considers how individuals are assumed to cope following irrevocable loss & reviews assumptions that reflect beliefs about the grief process. Available empirical work fails to support &, in some cases, contradicts these assumptions. Theoretical development & research implications of this analysis are explored. The authors maintain that mistaken assumptions about coping with loss may lead others to respond in ways that are unhelpful. (77 ref)