On Demand Grand Rounds: The Death of the Psychological Self as a Precursor to Suicide
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In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology--facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes, prostitutes, and physicians; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of nations in crisis.
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- Review basic facts about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide.
- Discuss a new theory of suicidal behavior.
- Illustrate approaches to suicide risk assessment.
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About the speaker
Thomas Joiner went to college at Princeton and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was given the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Award for lifetime contributions to the area of applied psychological research from the Association for Psychological Science.
A consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, he wass the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, a ten-year, $70 million dollar project. Dr. Joiner runs a clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.
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This presentation was originally reviewed on October 10, 2023, and broadcast live online on October 11, 2023, from 12:oo PM – 1:00 PM ET.
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Grand Rounds: The Death of the Psychological Self as a Precursor to Suicide
Thomas Joiner, PhD
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
Florida State University
Originally reviewed October 10, 2023.
Originally broadcast live October 11, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
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