The role of self-organization in the suicidal process

Brüdern, Juliane; Berger, Thomas; Caspar, Franz; Gysin-Maillart, Anja; Michel, Konrad (2016). The role of self-organization in the suicidal process. Psychological Reports, 118(2), pp. 668-685. Sage 10.1177/0033294116633351

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This article describes the application of a dual-regulation model to a case example of a female suicide attempter. The model complements the traditional goal-and-feedback view with self-organizing processes, which may help to better understand the suicidal process. From this view, impulsive suicidal behavior can be interpreted as a dysfunctional pattern by which high-internal tension is reduced through self-organized processes. High tension might result from intrapersonal factors and adverse life conditions, by which self-regulation is depleted. Also concepts from social psychology (i.e., ego depletion, self-regulation failure) are consistent with this view and are discussed in context of a suicidal crisis. Identifying dysfunctional self-organization processes and acquiring strategies to strengthen self-regulation might, therefore, be important for suicide prevention.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Brüdern, Juliane; Berger, Thomas; Caspar, Franz; Gysin-Maillart, Anja Carolyn and Michel, Konrad

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0033-2941

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adriana Biaggi

Date Deposited:

12 Dec 2016 16:03

Last Modified:

03 Jan 2019 09:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0033294116633351

PubMed ID:

27154385

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.89600

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89600

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