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The interpersonal theory of suicide.
The theory is proposed that the most dangerous form of suicidal desire is caused by the simultaneous presence of two interpersonal constructs-thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness (and hopelessness about these states)-and further that the capability to engage in suicidal behavior is separate from the desire to engageIn suicidal behavior. Expand
Why People Die by Suicide
Acknowledgments Prologue: Losing My Dad 1. What We Know and Don't Know About Suicide 2. The Acquired Ability to Enact Lethal Self-Injury 3. The Desire for Death 4. What Do We Mean By Suicide and HowExpand
A measure of positive and negative affect for children: Scale development and preliminary validation.
A child version of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS: D. Watson, L. A. Clark, & A. Tellegen, 1988), the PANAS-C, was developed using students in Grades 4-8 (N = 707). Item selectionExpand
Suicidal desire and the capability for suicide: tests of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior among adults.
Three studies test the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior and found that greater levels of acquired capability were found among individuals with greater numbers of past attempts and that painful and provocative experiences significantly predicted acquired capability scores. Expand
Positive Emotions Trigger Upward Spirals Toward Emotional Well-Being
Findings provide prospective evidence to support the prediction that positive emotions initiate upward spirals toward enhanced emotional well-being. Expand
Thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness: construct validity and psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire.
Both constructs demonstrated convergent associations with related interpersonal constructs-including loneliness and social support for belongingness and social worth and death ideation for burdensomeness--as well as prospective associations with suicidal ideation. Expand
Non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: Diagnostic correlates and relation to suicide attempts
The findings demonstrate the diagnostic heterogeneity of adolescents engaging in NSSI, highlight the significant overlap between N SSI and suicide attempts, and provide a point of departure for future research aimed at elucidating the relations between non-suicidal and suicidal self-injury. Expand
Main predictions of the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior: empirical tests in two samples of young adults.
The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior makes 2 overarching predictions: that perceptions of burdening others and of social alienation combine to instill the desire for death and that individuals will not act on the want to die unless they have developed the capability to do so. Expand
The schema questionnaire: Investigation of psychometric properties and the hierarchical structure of a measure of maladaptive schemas
Although schemas play a central role in cognitive conceptualizations of personality disorders, research devoted to the assessment of schemas has been scarce. This article describes the preliminaryExpand
Psychometric properties of the eating disorder examination-questionnaire: factor structure and internal consistency.
The results of this study provide support for the internal consistency of the EDE-Q and indicate a need for further examination of the factor structure of this instrument. Expand