THANATOLOGY

noun. the analysis of death-related actions, thoughts, emotions, and phenomena. Death was primarily the province of theology until the 1960's, whenever existential thinkers and a wide array of care providers, trachers, and social and behavioral scientists focused their attention on death-related matters.

THANATOLOGY: "My great-grandfather studied thanatology."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "THANATOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thanatology/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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