Web Materials: The Art & Science of Prognostication Lesson 3


Web Articles

Arndt, Jamie * and Matthew Vess* “Tales from Existential Oceans: Terror Management Theory and How the Awareness of Our Mortality Affects Us All” Social and Personality Psychology Compass 2/2 (2008): 909–928, 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00079.x

Arrowood, Robert B. and Pope, J. Brian (2014) Terror management theory: A theoretical perspective on origination, maintenance, and research,” Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 20 : No. 1 , Article 8.

Cicirelli, Victor G.. “Fear of Death in Older Adults: Predictions From Terror Management Theory “ The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 57, Issue 4, 1 July 2002, Pages P358–P366,

Firestone, Lisa “Creating Meaning by Facing Our Mortality” Psychology Today. May 15, 2012

Hanson, Robin “Fear of Death and Muddled Thinking – It Is So Much Worse Than You Think” Department of Economics George Mason University† August 2005

Kirby, James “Everything dies and it’s best we learn to live with that” The Conversation May 17, 2016

Phillips, Jane, “What will it take to put talking about death on our agenda?” Collegian , Dec. 2013. Volume 20 , Issue 4 , 205 – 206

Troyer, John “Death Isn’t Taboo, We’re Just Not Encouraged to Talk About It” The Conversation. April 10, 2014

Wyatt, Karen M., “How to Have Everyday Conversations About Death and Dying” Huffington Post 02/10/2016

Zimmermann, Camilla and Rodin, Gary “The denial of death thesis: sociological critique and implications for palliative care” Palliative Medicine 2004; 18: 121¡/128 (for purchase)


Dying Matters

Dying Matters is a coalition of 32,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Death Café

Death Cafe’s are informal meetings that happen all over the world where people get together and talk about life, death and everything in between. Chances are there is a local Death Cafe chapter in your city. Expect tears, laughter and the unexpected.

Modern Loss

Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome. This should say everything you need to know about this wonderful and informative website started by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner. Filled stories of grief, mourning and death acceptance, Modern Loss is a repository of stories, essays, resources and information about dealing with loss and picking yourself up again!

Good End of Life

Website designed by Judy MacDonald Johnston (see her TEDtalk)

This website is intentionally simple.

It is designed to help you think about planning your end of life. It focuses on the qualitative aspects of your experience.