Year: 1988 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, (1988). p.43-52 SIEC No: 19910550

This article begins by discussing Scheidman’s theory of dichotomous thinking. The results of a study on suicidal womens’ thinking processes are then detailed. The authors of the study found that women with high suicidal lethality were more likely to have a dichotomous cognitive style. They conclude that they may be caught in a never-ending cycle; they always feel hopeless, & are unable to see a better future. (VM)