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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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JUNQUEIRA, Maria Hercília Rodrigues  e  KOVACS, Maria Júlia. Psychology students and death. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.3, pp. 506-519. ISSN 1414-9893.

In 2003 a research was conducted with 23 students of the 7 th. of the Psychology course at the Federal University of Rondonia (Brazil). The main objectives were: verify how the issues about death and dying are being dealt with by the professors of this course and also understand students’ view of that issue. Seeking the understanding of this matter could amplify the teaching about the subject concerning of death and dying, a questionnaire with 5 open questions was used with the students. The answers demonstrated that the students felt they weren’t prepared to cope with death, the subject is presented superficially in some disciplines, they are upset with the lack of information offered by the curriculum concerning to studies about death. The theoretical foundations could offer security to deal with death which would be improved if the professors were interested in changing their posture toward the issue of to death, including specific issues concerning death and dying.

Palavras-chave : Death education; Psychology students; Psychology; Death.

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