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  1. Rostyslaw W. Robak

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0390

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Robak, R. W. 2010. Grief. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Grief is usually defined as a person's constellation of responses to bereavement. These include thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that accompany coping with and adjusting to a loss. As a universal human phenomenon, grief has biological, cultural, and uniquely individual components.


  • death;
  • grievng;
  • loss;
  • meaning;
  • mourning