Conflicted Over Death?
Our behaviour suggests conflicting attitudes toward death. On the one hand, we go to great lengths to preserve life, but on the other, we do little to protect ourselves against nuclear and environmental threats. Can we make sense of our own behaviour or attitudes regarding the finality of life?
Rachel Cooper is a member of the Psychology Department at VIU. She is currently teaching a course on death and dying and is also interested in consciousness and altered states.