ERIC Number: EJ892239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Capable of Suicide: A Functional Model of the Acquired Capability Component of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide
Smith, Phillip N.; Cukrowicz, Kelly C.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n3 p266-275 Jun 2010
A functional model of the acquired capability for suicide, a component of Joiner's (2005) Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide, is presented. A component of Joiner's (2005) Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide a functional model of the acquired capability for suicide is presented. The model integrates the points discussed by Joiner into a unified and specific conceptualization of acquired capability. Several points are elaborated on, such as the interaction between specific diatheses with life events, the role of short-term bolstering of the capability for suicide, and how contextual factors moderate the experience of painful and provocative life events; thereby leading to fearlessness and pain insensitivity to the actions and ideas involved in suicide.
Descriptors: Pain, Emotional Disturbances, Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Models, Role, Context Effect
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