Psychosocial risks and benefits of exposure to heavy metal music with aggressive themes: Current theory and evidence

Concerns have been raised that prolonged exposure to heavy metal music with aggressive themes can increase the risk of aggression, anger, antisocial behaviour, substance use, suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression in community and psychiatric populations. Although research often relies on correlational evidence for which causal inferences are not possible, it is often claimed that music with […]

Military self-stigma as a mediator of the link between military identity and suicide risk

US military Veterans are at greater risk for suicide than those who have never served in the US military. Recent federal calls include the need to investigate military-specific suicide risk and protective factors among military-affiliated populations. To date, no study has examined the link between military identity, self-stigma, and suicide risk. The current study used […]

Suicides of the marginalised: Cultural approaches to suicide, minorities and rationality

Suicides among marginalised groups are one of the few occasions in which self-harm and suicide are framed as having cultural, social, environmental, historical or structural causes. Suicidology, psychology and public discourse typically understand suicide causality to be grounded in individualised psychic pain and pathology, disavowing the social, cultural, environmental and linguistic contexts. However, public discourse […]

Religious conflict, sexual identity, and suicidal behaviors among LGBT young adults.

Journal held in CSP Library.

Non-suicidal self-injury in high school students: Associations with identity processes and statuses.

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to the direct, deliberate destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent. Research has highlighted the importance of identity synthesis versus confusion for NSSI. However, the association with identity processes and statuses remains unknown. A total of 568 adolescents reported on NSSI, identity, anxiety, and depression. Although identity processes of identification […]

Why alternative teenagers self-harm: Exploring the link between non-suicidal self-injury, attempted suicide and adolescent identity.

The term Ôself-harmÕ encompasses both attempted suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Specific adolescent subpopulations such as ethnic or sexual minorities, and more controversially, those who identify as ÔAlternativeÕ (Goth, Emo) have been proposed as being more likely to self-harm, while other groups such as ÔJocksÕ are linked with protective coping behaviours (for example exercise). NSSI […]

Self-image, world-image: speculations on identity from experiences with Inuit.