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Expressing grief is an essential part of human nature. Sasha Wolf/Wikimedia Commons.

Coping with bereavement and grief: lessons from history

The need for grief expression is apparent across history and cultures. But how do we know what works? Since the first empirical study into acute grief by Erich Lindemann in 1944, the modern study of grief…
We’ve seen both grieving for and by dictators in recent months. AAP

The grief of dictators: a timeless tale

Dictators under siege in recent times have issued a range of public statements that seem to share a common theme: expressions of grief. But is that merely a construct of the media? Juxtapose the prostrate…

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