Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative? The variable value dynamics of non-suicidal self-hurting.
Barton-Breck, A.~~Heyman, B.
The present paper discusses the accounts of their self-hurting given by a sample of 25 UK adults who had not been in contact with health or other services for this reason. The analysis focused on three value issues: the positive gains which motivated research participants to self-hurt; their own active efforts to mitigate associated risks; and the longer-term downsides which some respondents identified.