Year: 1974 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1974. p.88-91 SIEC No: 20030363

This chapter examines suicide as an act of inward-directed aggression & contrasts the act with outward-directed aggression. Henry & Short’s theory on inward directed aggression found two psychological correlates of oriented aggression in people: low superego & a psychological response to stress similar to the effects of nor-adrenalin. Henry & Short’s findings are contrasted to various empirical studies on the personality of suicide victims & murderers. (12 refs.) (AK)