How is Death and Dying Addressed in Introductory Psychology Textbooks?
Coppola K M~~Strohmetz D B
The authors analyzed the amount & breadth of coverage given to topics related to death & dying in 28 introductory psychology textbooks published between 1995 & 2000. All included some information about death & dying, with suicide being the most most frequently addressed topic. The authors recommend that future textbooks include information to help students explore their own death attitudes, as well as providing more theory & empirical research findings on aspects of death & dying. (43 refs)