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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Coping Mechanisms as Depicted on the Screen

APA In a review of the psychological drama/thriller The Lovely Bones, Ngoc Bui discusses several themes in the film, including bereavement and loss. Bui cites research describing two types of bereavement stressors that are readily apparent in the film: "Loss-oriented stressors involve the primary stressors in losing a loved one…the restoration-oriented stressors include denial and avoidance of the grief and dealing with the psychosocial changes or transitions in regard to identity or roles that accompany the loss."

Are these the main types of stress the family experiences in the loss of the young girl? What are the healthy and the unhealthy coping mechanisms they display? How does the serial killer cope with the loss?

Read the Review
ReviewLetting Go and Moving on
By Ngoc H. Bui
      PsycCRITIQUES, 2010 Vol 55(17)


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