• Accepted_version_Implicational_meaning_re-creation

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This paper draws on Robert A. Neimeyer’s work on meaning reconstruction in bereavement, focusing on an aspect of meaning that has been termed implicational meaning and developing an account of relevant meaning-making processes against the background of existential understandings of the 4-dimensional ‘lifeworld’ structure. The paper emphasizes that meaning reconstruction in bereavement can be seen as a deeply emotional, transactional and creative process which implies verbal and non-verbal dialogue and transformation across multiple layers and dimensions that can be seen to constitute the person and their lifeworld. It tries to show that applying an existential framework to this process can enhance our understanding of the deeper challenges as well as the potentialities that this process presents, to those living through it and those supporting them with it.
Original languageEnglish
Journal Journal of Constructivist Psychology
StatePublished - 22 May 2018

    Research areas

  • bereavement, meaning reconstruction, implicit meaning

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