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Kalish (1987) and Kastenbaum (1985) remind us that we use metaphor, analogies, symbols, statistics, and euphemisms to describe death and avoid thinking about it. provide at least one example for each category and explain with reference.

1) Death as a Reward 


2) Death as a Ritual 


1. Its meaning and significance

2.Why people might prefer thinking about death in this way

3.The potential dangers, faults, or shortcomings in thinking about death in this      way

Sources that can be used

In: Feldman, R.S. (2014). Development across the lifespan (7h ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Kalish, R. A. (1987). Death and dying. In P. Silverman (Ed.), The elderly as modern pioneers. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Kastenbaum, R. (1985). Death and dying: A life-span approach. In J. E. Birren & K. W. Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of aging (2nd ed.). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

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