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Death Anxiety in Adult Life—Theoretical Perspectives

The purpose of this review is to present several theoretical approaches that are relevant to the study of death anxiety. Neimeyer's (1988) examination of the empirical papers dealing with death anxiety reveals, in general, a richness of findings together with a relative weakness in the theoretical justification of the research strategy in this area (Neimeyer & Moore, 1989). This observation, together with the realization that there are rich theoretical systems that can be used in a more efficient way in the study of death anxiety, was the main motivation for writing this review.