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Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior : a Sociobiological Perspective.

Author: Denys DeCatanzaro; David T Lykken
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior: A Sociobiological Perspective reviews the status of suicide and other exceptions to the prevailing regularities of behavior. This book discusses the apparent anomaly of self-destructive behavior; current incidence of suicide and self-injury; self-destructiveness in other species; and biological fitness and social ecology of suicide. The pro-suicidal gene expression and natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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DeCatanzaro, Denys.
Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior : A Sociobiological Perspective.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denys DeCatanzaro; David T Lykken
ISBN: 9781483274010 1483274012
OCLC Number: 896796113
Notes: Ethics as Modulators of Suicide Frequency.
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior: A Sociobiological Perspective; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. The Apparent Anomaly of Self-Destructive Behavior; Assumptions about the Nature of Adaptive Behavior; Assumptions about Innate Determination versus Learning, and the Influence of Natural Selection; The Problem of Self-Destructiveness; A Précis of the Arguments; Chapter 2. The Current Incidence of Suicide and Self-Injury; Suicide; Parasuicide or Attempted Suicide; Chronic Suicide and Risk Taking; Self-Injurious or Self-Mutilative Behavior; Conclusions. Chapter 3. Historical and Cross-Cultural PerspectiveThe History of Suicide; Suicide in Primitive Cultures; Modern Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Differences; Conclusions; Chapter 4. Self-Destructiveness in Other Species; ""Suicide"" among Social Insects; Migration, Emigration, and Population Dispersion; Kin Selection and Parental Investment; Self-Injury in Captivity and Experimental Conditions; A Laboratory ""Suicide Paradigm""; The ""Sudden-Death"" Phenomenon; Other Instances; Conclusions; Chapter 5. Biological Fitness and the Social Ecology of Suicide; Proximate Motivation of Suicide. Suicide in ChildhoodSuicide in Adolescence and Early Adulthood; Age and Reproductive Status in Adult Suicide; Other Trends in Adult Suicide; Summary and Interpretation; Chapter 6. Cultural Evolution and Suicide; Technology and the Origin of Suicide; Transitions in Methods and Technology; Cognition and Suicide; The Death Concept; Imitation and Vicarious Learning; Summary and Conclusions; Chapter 7. Stress, Pathology, and Suicide; Maladaptive States and Inheritance; Environmental Stressors, Gene Expression, and Maladaptiveness; Suicide and Psychopathology. Rate of Adaptation to Harsh and Novel Environmental ContingenciesPathogenic Conditions, Culture, and the Social Ecology of Suicide; Chapter 8. Coping Failure, Senescence, Gene Expression, and Suicide; Prosuicidal Gene Expression and Natural Selection; The Medawar-Williams Hypothesis, Senescence, and Death; Breakdown of Other Life-Preserving Factors with Coping Failure; Other Facets of Death and Senescence; Genetics and Suicide; Other Indirect Evidence of Genetic Involvement; Reconciling Gene-Expression and Cultural-Learning Involvement in Suicide; Chapter 9. Altruism and Suicide. Selection Processes and AltruismGene Sharing among Individuals; Relative Strengths of Different Orders of Selection; Kin Selection and Human Suicide; Group Benefit and Human Suicide; Aging, Reproductive Status, and Altruism; Modern Conditions and Exceptional or Aberrant Cases; Conclusions; Chapter 10. Suicide, Physiology, and Behavioral Predispositions; The Euphoria-Dysphoria Dimension; Brain Reinforcement or Reward Mechanisms; Stress, Hormones, and Neurochemistry; Monoamines and Suicide; Physiological Pain Mechanisms and Suicide; Conclusions; Chapter 11. Ethics and Suicide.

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Suicide and Self-Damaging Behavior: A Sociobiological Perspective reviews the status of suicide and other exceptions to the prevailing regularities of behavior. This book discusses the apparent anomaly of self-destructive behavior; current incidence of suicide and self-injury; self-destructiveness in other species; and biological fitness and social ecology of suicide. The pro-suicidal gene expression and natural selection; death concept; breakdown of other life-preserving factors with coping failure; and selection processes and altruism are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the chroni.

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