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Fear Of Death Underlies Most Of Our Phobias

Awareness of our mortality is part of being human. As author and existential philosopher Irvin Yalom said, we are “forever shadowed by the knowledge that we will grow, blossom and, inevitably, diminish and die”. There is growing research exploring the overwhelming anxiety that the inevitability of death, and our uncertainty about when it will occur, […]

Interdependence In Couples Quality Of Life Persists After A Partners Death

When one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving spouse’s well-being, according to new research. The findings also indicate that this link between the deceased spouse and surviving spouse is as strong as that between partners who are both living. Says lead researcher Kyle Bourassa, a psychology doctoral […]