Year: 1992 Source: Rome, Italy: John Libbey CIC srl., 1992. p.225-233 SIEC No: 20020970

Based on the results of previous cross-sectional studies which investigated the influence of cognitive styles on suicidal behviour, the authors focused on the effect of three cognitive styles: rigidity versus flexibility; dichotomous thinking; and field dependence. On the basis of their findings they were unable to find grounds for supporting the previous published general hypothesis that suicidal patients are, as a whole, people whose perception of their environment is undifferentiated, inarticulate, and global. (41 refs)