Year: 1989 Source: New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1989. p.27-61 SIEC No: 19910032

Summarizes the main psychological & sociological theories regarding suicide. Includes psychoanalytic theory, psychosocialism, humanism, cognitive psychology, Durkheim’s sociological theory, as well as recent discoveries of biological correlates with suicidal behavior. The authors conclude biological, as well as psychological & social factors, must all be considered to fully understand suicide. (32 refs.) (VM)