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Title: Of love and death: Death anxiety, attachment, and suicide as experienced by college students
Authors: Harvell-Bowman, Lindsey A.
Critchfield, Kenneth L.
Ndzana, Fabrice
Stucker, Eliza
Yocca, Christina
Wilgus, Kezziah
Hurst, Amanda
Sullivan, Kelsey
Keywords: college samples
Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy (IRT)
terror management theory
Issue Date: 9-Apr-2022
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Critchfield, K. L., Thapa, P., Panizo, M. T., & Conceição, N. (2022). Using interpersonal reconstructive therapy to address comorbid problems organized by attachment-based learning: The case of Don. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 78(3), 396-408. Harvell-Bowman, L. A., Critchfield, K. L., Ndzana, J. F., Stucker, E., Yocca, C., Wilgus, K., Hurst, A., & Sullivan, K. (2022, May 9). Of love and death: Death anxiety, attachment, and suicide as experienced by college students. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying.
Series/Report no.: OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying;
Abstract: Drawing from the mental health crisis present on college campuses, we investigate the psychological processes associated with suicidal ideation among undergraduate students. Specifically, we used Terror Management Theory to investigate how individuals who have a history of suicidal ideation handle traditional death anxiety in coordination with Benjamin's theory underlying Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy to explore specific attachment-based mechanisms that may allow for exceptions to the perceived meaning of death. Results show it was the fantasy of suicide itself, including its relevance in the lives of others, that was used to alleviate fear of death among the suicidal.
Description: Scholarly article
ISSN: 00302228
Appears in Collections:Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology: Faculty Publications

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