Death Do Us Part
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 253 , Segment 3
Episode: Mother Courage, Death Do Us Part, Beyonce's Police Boycott
- Mar 15, 2016 9:00 pm
- 13:06 mins
Guest: Kyle Bourassa, PhD Candidate in the University of Arizona’s Clinical Psychology Program Nearly 14 and a half million Americans have been widowed by the death of a spouse, according to Census data. And even though the common marriage vow is “until death do us part,” many people who’ve lost a partner in this life continue to be influenced by them. Psychologists at the University of Arizona found the influence can be both positive and negative. But what’s most surprising is that the association between a deceased and surviving spouse is just as strong as the association between partners who are both living.