Year: 1973 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.36, no.31, (1973), p.760 SIEC No: 19832911

Yufit, et al reported that highly suicidal individuals were less future oriented than comparison groups. The present paper reports an attempt to assess temporal perspective in completed suicides by examining the tenses of the verbs used in the suicide notes. It may be concluded that the notes of completed suicides do not differ from simulated suicide notes in their temporal perspective as assessed from the tense of the verbs used.