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Kastenbaum, Robert

Works: 84 works in 410 publications in 6 languages and 20,748 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Dictionaries  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert Kastenbaum
The psychology of death by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

49 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 3,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic, fascinating readers for nearly 30 years. New to the Third Edition are chapters on how we construct death, death in adolescence and adulthood including discussion on suicide, physician-assisted death, and Regret Theory and Denial, new approaches to the role of death anxiety, Terror Management Theory, and Edge Theory, and much more."--Jacket
Death, society, & human experience by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

82 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. This landmark text draws on c
Encyclopedia of adult development by Robert Kastenbaum( )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia contains 106 articles on adult development that were written by more than 75 specialists in such diverse fields as anthropology, communication, education, health sciences, history, and psychology. In a guide to related topics that is presented at the beginning of the encyclopedia, the 106 articles are grouped under the following broad topics: adulthood as a time of life; communicating; competency and coping; gender and sex influences; generations; health, illness, and survival; interpersonal relationships; mental illness; paths through life; perceiving self and world, personal change and development; social and environmental influences; theoretical perspectives; and thought processes. Many articles include substantial bibliographies. An introduction, a list of contributors, an alphabetical list of articles, and an index are also included. (Mn)
On our way : the final passage through life and death by Robert Kastenbaum( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: How do our ideas about dying influence the way we live? Life has often been envisioned as a journey, the river of time carrying us inexorably toward the unknown country--and in our day we increasingly turn to myth and magic, ritual and virtual reality, cloning and cryostasis in the hope of eluding the reality of the inevitable end. In this book a preeminent and eminently wise writer on death and dying proposes a new way of understanding our last transition. A fresh exploration of the final passage through life and perhaps through death, his work deftly interweaves historical and contemporary experiences and reflections to demonstrate that we are always on our way. Drawing on a remarkable range of observations--from psychology, anthropology, religion, biology, and personal experience--Robert Kastenbaum re-envisions life's forward-looking progress, from early-childhood bedtime rituals to the many small rehearsals we stage for our final separation. Along the way he illuminates such moments and ideas as becoming a "corpsed person," going down to earth or up in flames, respecting or abusing (and eating) the dead, coping with "too many dead," conceiving and achieving a "good death," undertaking the journey of the dead, and learning to live through the scrimmage of daily life fully knowing that Eternity does not really come in a designer flask. Profound, insightful, often moving, this look at death as many cultures await it or approach it enriches our understanding of life as a never-ending passage
Encyclopedia of death by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating compendium of information on human death in its social, religious, scientific, and cultural aspects
Macmillan encyclopedia of death and dying by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over three hundred alphabetically arranged articles that provide information about issues of death and dying, focusing on an understanding of the present and future, and includes a listing of related organizations
New thoughts on old age. [Contributors: Ruth Aisenberg, et al.] by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research, planning, and action for the elderly: the power and potential of social science by Donald P Kent( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hospice experiment( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the humanities and aging( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between life and death( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the psychobiology of aging by John E Anderson( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychological autopsy; a study of the terminal phase of life by Avery D Weisman( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcohol and old age by Brian L Mishara( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old age on the new scene( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing old : years of fulfillment by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old, sick, and helpless : where therapy begins by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans developing : a lifespan perspective by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the moral, spiritual, and cultural terrain of aging through interdisciplinary scholarship and clinically based research." "Aging has long been of interest to scholars and practitioners in a vast array of academic fields and professions. Thomas R. Cole, Ruth E. Ray, and Robert Kastenbaum have brought together leaders from a variety of academic realms to explore how aging is depicted in the modern era and the effect of these portrayals on individuals and society." "The first section views aging and old age through the lenses of four disciplines: history, literature, religion, and philosophy. It probes the idea and effect of age in different places and times in history; discusses the concept as put forth in novels, memoirs, and literary studies and criticism; and raises important existential and spiritual questions about the meaning of growing old." "The chapters in the second section demonstrate how interdisciplinary humanities can be applied to the study of aging through such thoughtful queries as: How do creativity and health relate in old age? What does "old" mean in an era of high-tech medicine, and what is our moral obligation to care for elderly persons? Why are friendships of special importance to older people?" "Section three uses semiotics, cultural analysis, and ideological critiques to identify key social issues related to aging, including the concept of "home," ageism and discrimination, and our understanding of aging in the era of globalization. The text closes with Robert Kastenbaum's poignant reflection on his own considerations of meaning and mortality as he journeyed back to health following heart surgery." "This comprehensive guide works at the nexus of the humanities and the health professions to provide the intellectual rationale, the history, and a substantive overview of humanistic gerontology as it has emerged in the United States and Europe."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Is there life after death? by Robert Kastenbaum( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author conducts a sustained debate with himself on the evidence for and against survival. The reader plays jury as the author adopts, alternately, the stance of ardent critic and ardent advocate. A range of experiments, happenings, research and a variety of beliefs are unfolded for examination in scientific, psychological, philosophical, social and even political terms. Central to the debate is the question: What is admissible evidence for survival? Near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, poltergeist phenomena, phantom sightings -- all are possible candidates, but the author carefully selects those cases that are most fully documented and have occurred within reach of cameras, recording machines and critical bystanders. In the last chapter he transcends the adversary approach to suggest that the more we understand the universe and ourselves, the more obvious it becomes that what we call " death" is not the end of life
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On our way : the final passage through life and death
Death, society, & human experienceEncyclopedia of adult developmentOn our way : the final passage through life and deathEncyclopedia of deathMacmillan encyclopedia of death and dyingThe Hospice experimentHandbook of the humanities and agingA guide to humanistic studies in aging : what does it mean to grow old?Is there life after death?
Alternative Names
Kastenbaum, R.J. 1932-

Kastenbaum, Robert

Kastenbaum, Robert J.

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Kastenbaum, Robert Jay 1932-

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