Year: 1978 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.46, no.5, (1978), p.860-868 SIEC No: 19840636

20 suicide attempters, 20 nonsuicidal psychiatric controls & 20 suicide completers were assessed for aggressive & libiding themes using the Rorschach & for role taking. Although there were no significant differences amoung the groups for aggression, the suicidal group’s cognitive functioning in the aggressive role taking situation was significantly inferior to the controls. Moreover, the suicide group was most comfortable with the victim role. (WL)