Suicidal ideation in elite schools: A test of the Interpersonal Theory and the Escape Theory of suicide

Objective The present study compared the ability of two contemporary theories of suicidal behavior—the interpersonal and escape theories of suicide—to predict suicidal ideation. The interpersonal theory proposes that the interaction of perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness predicts suicidal ideation. The escape theory proposes that feelings of failure predict suicidal ideation and that escape motivation mediates […]

The relationship between entrapment and suicidal behavior through the lens of the integrated motivational-volitional model of suicidal behavior.

Highlights • This article reviews research into the relationship between entrapment and suicidal ideation and behavior. Findings are interpreted within the integrated motivational–volitional of suicidal behavior. There is robust evidence for the entrapment–suicidality relationship. More prospective studies of suicidal behavior are required. Future directions for research into entrapment and suicidal behavior are discussed.

Escaping the future: Affective forecasting in escapist fantasy and attempted suicide.

When people predict how they will feel in response to future events, they typically overestimate the intensity of both negative and positive affect. These affective forecasting errors influence decision making in the present, but the possibility that they serve an adaptive function has been largely overlooked, as has their potential role in psychopathology. In 2 […]