Year: 1967 Source: New York: Science House, 1967. p.399-413 SIEC No: 19880017

This research into fatal accidents begins with an examination of Freud’s theory that self-destructive behavior is a manifestation of unconscious impulse. Data gathered from an investigation of 35 fatal & non-fatal male accident victims is assessed. The author claims such victims differ from psychiatric patients in that the latter appear to have adequate self-esteem. They also demonstrate regressive behavior in critical situations by inattention to detail & lack of caution when faced with risks.