Year: 2001 Source: Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 2001. p.31-44 SIEC No: 20010341

The first section of this chapter presents a brief overview of the major philosophical & theoretical traditions related to the understanding of suicide. The second section provides a brief analysis of the pragmatic focus of suicide research in the United States. The third section presents a discussion of trends & directions for future psychological research in suicidology with a specific focus on macro, chaos & complexity theories. (60 refs.)