Entity Theory of Suicide: Understanding Suicide Risk from a Mindset Framework Among Younger and Older Adults, An
Suicide is a leading cause of death for middle-age to older-age adults in the United States (Drapeau & McIntosh, 2016). Implicit self-theories, cognitive frameworks that emerge out of the intersection of childhood developmental factors and cognition, and impact perceptions of individual traits, abilities, and achievement, may provide a useful lens by which to view suicidality, particularly the variability in suicide risk. To explore this nascent framework for the contribution of self-theories in suicide risk, an exploratory study was conducted that examined relationships between self-theories, ...
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