Year: 1986 Source: Psychological Reports, v.59, (1986), p.640-642 SIEC No: 19871217

Unconscious pschodynamic forces have been frequently observed in suicide notes. This article marks an attempt to study the phenomenon systematically. Independent professional judges who had a year earlier scored two samples of suicide notes were asked to rescore these same notes for the presence or absence of unconscious implications. Significant test-retest reliability was observed; however, no agreement about “what these latent forces might be” was noted.