Year: 1980 Source: Advances in Thanatology, v.4, no.2, (1980), p.76-88 SIEC No: 19840635

Suicidal behavior is not just a momentary irrational & impulsive act, but a complex behavior deeply rooted in the person’s state of mind & particular personality organization. It is proposed that by measuring the intensity of 4 factors & observing their pattern, suicdal behavior can be predicted. The 4 factors are: attractiveness of life, repulsiveness of life, attractiveness of death & repulsiveness of death. Research validation of the theory has yet be proven.