Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.110-122 SIEC No: 19900596

The authors of this study found no differences between parasuicides & psychiatric controls in regard to dichotomous thinking. The values for field dependence did not differ significantly either, although men had higher values than women. However, there may be a subgroup whose thinking styles & cognitive characteristics influences their interpretation & evaluation of potentially suicide-triggering circumstances so they can not see alternative solutions. (VM)