Year: 1974 Source: Journal of Individual Psychology, v.30, (May 1974), p.59-64 SIEC No: 19841735

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.