chapter  2
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A Revised Death Anxiety Scale

Recognition that the fear of death is universal goes back at least as far as the work of Hall in 1896; it is a concept elaborated upon by Becker (1973), among many others; it is normal, according to Butler (1963), and Momeyer (1986) says that it should not be considered to be unusual. Several approaches, many of which are detailed in this volume, have been taken in recent years in an effort to develop instruments useful for measuring the different dimensions of death anxiety.