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Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour

Editors: Kumar, Updesh (Ed.)

  • Is truly cross-cultural in perspective, and includes papers from scholars based all over the worldFocuses on recent advances in research
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of suicidal behavior
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This essential reference volume in the field of suicidology brings forth leading-edge conceptualizations of suicidal behaviour by including emerging trends and recent research advances in the field across the globe. It highlights the trajectories of suicidal behaviour, emphasizing the psyche behind attempting suicide, identifying vulnerable groups, and bridging the gap between theoretical underpinnings and application for addressing the aftermath of suicide. The handbook delineates research progress on risk assessment among vulnerable groups of varied milieu. Furthermore, it introduces various avenues of change and well-being. It also addresses important concerns related to terrorism and suicide in the armed forces. 

 This handbook is a comprehensive repository of the latest research synergized with theoretical conceptualizations that pave the way for newer approaches towards management and prevention of suicidal behaviour. It includes contributions by eminent authors across the globe, and is a must-have resource for scholars, academics and professionals in the areas of mental health and social work. 

About the authors

Updesh Kumar, Ph.D., is Scientist ‘G’ and Head of the Mental Health Division at the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, India. His publications include Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk (Sage, 2010); Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies (Sage, 2012); Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Psychosocial Dynamics (Sage, 2014); Suicidal Behaviour: Underlying Dynamics (Routledge, 2015); Positive Psychology: Applications in Work, Health and Well-being (Pearson Education, 2015); The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment (John Wiley & Sons, 2016 and most recently The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience (Routledge, 2016). Among many achievements, he was conferred the DRDO’s Best Popular Science Communication Award-2009 by Hon’ble Defence Minister of India and the prestigious DRDO’s Scientist of the Year Award-2013 by the Indian government.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Theorizing Suicide: Multiple Perspectives and Implications for Prevention

    Mukherjee, Swati (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Suicide in Ancient Hindu Scriptures: Condemned or Glorified?

    Nrugham, Latha

    Pages 23-37

  • “To Life”: Biblical Narratives, Positive Psychology, and Suicide-Prevention

    Kaplan, Kalman J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-71

  • Genetics of Suicidal Behaviour

    Wang, Qingzhong (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

    Preview Buy Chapter 24,95 €
  • Impulsivity, Decision-Making and Their Role in Suicidal Behaviour

    Gvion, Yari (et al.)

    Pages 91-101

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Buy this book

eBook 236,81 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4816-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 279,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4815-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour
Editors
  • Updesh Kumar
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4816-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4816-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4815-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 557
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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