Year: 1987 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1987. p.45-50 SIEC No: 19890249

In this chapter, learned suicidal behaviours are compared to a model of gambling behaviour. Frank (1979) studied the influence of rewards, punishments & expectancies in the learning of gambling behaviour. Lester uses these factors to show how if suicidal behaviour in some situations fits the model of a gambling behaviour, then social learning theory can provide an understanding of how such a situation can occur.