Validation of the Cognitive Aspect of Adler’s Theory of Suicide
Reviews research supporting Adler’s theory of suicide. Adler felt that a particular cognitive way of encoding & interpreting experience was necessary for a suicidal lifestyle. Studies showing that suicidal persons are more socially rigid & lack the ability to vary their problem-solving strategies are examined. It is concluded that the cognitive characteristics of Adler’s theory of suicide have been adequately verified by research.