Year: 1954 Source: Journal of Consulting Psychology, v.18, no.6, (1954), p.397-403 SIEC No: 19820210

The purposes of this paper are to suggest greater refinement of the classification of patients in suicide research, to emphasize some of the limitations in the prediction of suicide, and to indicate the general applicability of such limitations in the prediction of any other behaviour or event of “infrequent” occurrence. This paper describes suicide as being a very infrequent occurrence, however it was received in 1954. (21 ref)