Bereavement & Aging According to Reality Theory
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...appearance of the stimulus to the production or behavioral response. Basic to reality theory is the interaction of preconsciously and consciously held beliefs. In terms of adjustment, the meaning of an event, derived from the experiential system, takes more precedence over the consciously held rational beliefs (Stroebe, Stroebe, and Hansson, 1999). For instance, in the conscious state of an individual, his rational system could induce emotional distress due to the death of a sibling, but his experiential system could evoke a feeling... Running head: BEREAVEMENT AND AGING Reality Theory Reality theory assumes that every individual has an “implicit theory of reality, which shapes the subjective meanings...