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The measurement of pessimism: the hopelessness scale.
A scale designed to quantify hopelessness was administered to several diverse samples of patients to assess its psychometric properties. This scale was found to have a high degree of internal
The fear of death and the fear of dying.
TLDR
The Fear of Death and the Fear of Dying: A Treatise on the Psychology of Fear, Volume 2, pp. 179-181.
Suicide risk in schizophrenia: learning from the past to change the future
TLDR
This is the first attempt to present a consensus report as well as the development of a set of guidelines for reducing suicide risk among schizophenia patients.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Risk: A Systematic Review
TLDR
The evidence indicates that there is an association between PTSD and suicidality with several factors, such as concurrent depression and the pre-trauma psychiatric condition, possibly mediating this relationship.
Suicidal Behavior and Alcohol Abuse
TLDR
Evidence of the relationship between alcohol use and suicide through a search of MedLine and PsychInfo electronic databases is reviewed and multiple genetically-related intermediate phenotypes might influence the relationshipBetween alcohol and suicide.
THE COLLETT-LESTER FEAR OF DEATH SCALE: A CORRECTION
A revision of the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale is presented, eliminating a deviant item that reduced the reliability of the scale. Using a sample of 191 undergraduates, four 7-item subscales
The association of shame and guilt with suicidality.
  • D. Lester
  • Psychology
    The Journal of social psychology
  • 1 August 1998
Measuring Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • D. Lester
  • Psychology
    Psychological reports
  • 1 August 2013
TLDR
Scores on the corresponding scales for the five needs did not correlate significantly and positively, except for the measures of physiological needs, and there was limited support for Maslow's hypothesis that need deprivation would predict psychopathology.
Suicide and Islam
  • D. Lester
  • Psychology
    Archives of suicide research : official journal…
  • 1 January 2006
TLDR
Suicide rates do appear to be lower in Muslims than in those of other religions, even in countries which have populations belonging to several religious groups.
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