Transcorporeal Communication (TcC): Communication used by the living as they talk to their deceased loved ones

The sender is first triggered to send a message using a variety of means (e.g., speaking aloud, typing) to the inner representation of the deceased. The sender then orients him or herself to the deceased and considers his or her message as he or she believes the deceased would construe it, essentially providing feedback to him or herself based on what he or she believes the receiver (the deceased) would have said.


Related publications:

DeGroot, J. M. (2018). Communication to/with/toward the deceased: A model of transcorporeal communication. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 71(1), 43-66. doi:10.1177/0030222816683195

DeGroot, J. M. (2012). Maintaining relational continuity with the deceased on Facebook. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 65(3), 195-212. doi:

Prezi presentation of the Transcorporeal Communication Model