Experimentally-enhanced perceptions of meaning confer resilience to the interpersonal adversity implicated in suicide risk.

@article{Collins2018ExperimentallyenhancedPO,
  title={Experimentally-enhanced perceptions of meaning confer resilience to the interpersonal adversity implicated in suicide risk.},
  author={Khan R L Collins and Melissa N Legendre and Werner G. K. Stritzke and Andrew C Page},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={
          142-149
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The interpersonal theory of suicide proposes that perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness (PB-TB) are proximal causes of suicidal desire. Here we test whether experimentally induced perceptions of meaningfulness can confer resilience against interpersonal adversity and enhance persistence, the erosion of which is a potential antecedent to suicide risk. METHODS Undergraduate university students (N = 93) were randomly allocated to complete a team task under… CONTINUE READING
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