Year: 1985 Source: Human Development, v.28, no.6, (1985), p.313-330 SIEC No: 19870135

Constructs a tentative stage model of the development of the understanding of suicide motives, based on interview data from 14-22 year old male & female subjects of different SES backrounds. Development is characterized by these trends: extension of time perspective; differentiation & idividualization of actor schemata & motive language; expansion of the action space, & an increase in self-reflexivity.