Understanding Suicide: Why We Don't and How We Might

Understanding Suicide: Why We Don't and How We Might


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Understanding Suicide: Why We Don't and How We Might by James R. Rogers, David Lester

The book discusses the contributions that each of the major disciplines have made to suicidology (is there a misplaced devotion to Durkheim's 100-year-old theories?), and provides an overview of research and theories in some typical areas. Drawing from this, specific recommendations as to what researchers and theorists can do in the future to advance our understanding of suicide and suicide prevention are offered. It is hoped that these recommendations will stimulate research and theorizing so that our understanding of suicide will progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780889373594
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Introduction 3

2 General Methodological Issues 7

Part 1 The Disciplines 27

3 Psychological Research into Suicide 29

4 Psychiatric Research 45

5 The Sociological Study of Suicide 65

6 Anthropology and Suicide 83

Part 2 Illustrative Topics 97

7 Studies of Attitudes Toward Suicide 99

8 Studies of Sexual Abuse and Suicidality 107

9 Assessing Suicidal Risk 119

10 Fads in Research: Sex Differences in Suicidal Behavior 135

11 Studies of Social Relationships 147

12 Suicide Notes and Other Personal Narratives 157

13 Studies of the Suicidal Personality 163

14 Typologies 171

Conclusions 181

15 Conclusions 183

Appendix 187

Appendix 189

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