Year: 1968 Source: Journal of Psychology, v.68, (1968), p.243-248 SIEC No: 19831487

This paper examines the implications of viewing suicide from the point of view of George Kelly’s concepts of aggression & hostility. It will be pointed out that attempted suicide can be regarded as an act of hostility & that this statement includes many previous generalizations made about suicide. Kelly used the terms aggression & hostility differently from the traditional usage, & so it will be necessary first to examine analyses of suicidal behavior based upon its traditional meaning.(LB)