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The Nature of Grief: The Evolution and Psychology of Reactions to Loss (Paperback)
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The Nature of Grief: The Evolution and Psychology of Reactions to Loss (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/12/1998
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The Nature of Grief is a provocative new study on the evolution of grief. Most literature on the topic regards grief either as a psychiatric disorder or illness to be cured. In contrast to this, John Archer shows that grief is a natural reaction to losses of many sorts, even to the death of a pet, and he proves this by bringing together material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology.
This innovative new work will be required reading for developmental and clinical psychologists and all those in the caring professions.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415178587
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm


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"Archer presents as complete an account of the psychology of grief as on is likely to find....here he does an extraordinary job of pulling together material from clinical psychology, psychiatry, evolutionary psychology, ethology, literature, the visual arts, history, and anthropology to produce a comprehensive and immensely satisfying account of the origins and functions of grief....One of the virtues of this book is the author's determination to confront grief in all its contrary complexity and variability....No library should be without this book."
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"Archer presents as complete an account of the psychology of grief as one is likely to find....here he does an extraordinary job of pulling together material from clinical psychology, psychiatry, evolutionary psychology, ethology, literature, the visual arts, history, and anthropology to produce a comprehensive and immensely satisfying account of the origins and functions of grief....makes even the most arcane psychological theories accessible. No library should be without this book."
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