Samuel J. Marwit, Ph.D.


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Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314)-516-5391
Fax: (314) 516-5392

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Dr. Marwit's research interests have been in the area of grief and bereavement, with the most recent foci being parental bereavement and grief among caregivers of terminally ill patients, most specifically caregivers of dementia patients. With regard to parental bereavement, his research team has investigated coping strategies used by parents bereaved by illness, accident, and homicide. With regard to caregivers of dementia patients, his team has developed a model explaining how grief progresses differentially for spouse and adult-child caregivers across the stages of the disease, and has developed a 50-item and short-form scale to measure this.

Dr. Marwit retired from the department in 2006.