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The other side of sadness : what the new science of bereavement tells us about life after loss / George A. Bonanno.

Bonanno, George A. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Conventional wisdom holds that grief unfolds in a five-stage process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, psychologist George Bonanno overturns this theory of grief - one that we have relied on for over forty years - and shows that it does not, in fact, represent what the majority of us go through when we lose a loved one." "Bonanno shows how the accepted model for mourning discounts our remarkable capacity for resilience. His research demonstrates that we are hardwired to deal with losses efficiently, and often without the help of a mental health professional. Grief, he explains, can actually deepen interpersonal connections and, in some cases, leads to a profound new sense of meaning in life."--Jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 155.937 BON 2015 (Text) 33892100289892 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/03/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465021901 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0465021905 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The worst thing that could ever happen -- A bit of history -- Sadness and laughter -- Resilience -- Whatever gets you through the night -- Relief -- When grief takes over -- Terror and curiosity -- Between was and is and will be -- Imagining the afterlife -- Chinese bereavement ritual -- Thriving in the face of adversity.
Summary, etc.:
"Conventional wisdom holds that grief unfolds in a five-stage process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, psychologist George Bonanno overturns this theory of grief - one that we have relied on for over forty years - and shows that it does not, in fact, represent what the majority of us go through when we lose a loved one." "Bonanno shows how the accepted model for mourning discounts our remarkable capacity for resilience. His research demonstrates that we are hardwired to deal with losses efficiently, and often without the help of a mental health professional. Grief, he explains, can actually deepen interpersonal connections and, in some cases, leads to a profound new sense of meaning in life."--Jacket.
Subject: Loss (Psychology)
Bereavement > Psychological aspects
Bereavement > Psychological aspects
Loss (Psychology)

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