26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

Cross-Cutting Theme Program

Self-Directed Violence: Recent Advances in Understanding and Prediction

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
Continental Ballroom 1-3

The question of why people intentionally harm themselves has puzzled scholars for thousands of years. Self-harm continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide and many fundamental questions remain unanswered. This presentation describes recent advances in the understanding and prediction of suicidal behavior and promising directions for future research.

This is part of the Psychology of Violence Theme Program.


Matthew K. Nock

Matthew K. Nock
Harvard University

Subject Area: The Psychology of Violence

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