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The Laboratory for the Study and Prevention of Suicide-Related Conditions and Behaviors at Florida State University focuses primarily on the study of the nature, causes, and management of suicidal behavior and related disorders (e.g., eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders). The goal of our research is to further refine and empirically test the interpersonal theory of suicide, as well as understand and prevent suicidal behavior in military and other settings.

News & Updates

05/2015: Hagan, C. R., Podlogar, M. C., & Joiner, T. E. (in press). Murder-suicide: Bridging the gape between mass murder, amok, and suicide. Journal of Agression, Conflict and Peace Research, 7(3).
03/30/15: Silva, C., Ribeiro, J. D., & Joiner. T. E. (2015). Mental disorders and thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and acquired capability for suicide. Psychiatry Research, 226(1), 316-327.
03/21/15: Hames, J. L., Chiurliza, B., Podlogar, M. C., Smith, A. R., Selby, E. A., Anestis, M. D., & Joiner, T. E. (2015). Perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness predict excessive reassurance seeking among clinical outpatients. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71(6), 597-605.
03/2015: Silva, C., Chu, C., Monahan, K., & Joiner, T. E. (2015). Suicide risk among sexual minority college students: A mediated moderation model of sex and perceived burdensomeness. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(1), 22-33.
02/19/15: Stanley, I. H., Hom, M. A., Rogers, M. L., Hagan, C. R., & Joiner, T. E. (in press). Understanding suicide among older adults: A review of psychological and sociological theories of suicide. Aging & Mental Health.


Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.

Office B436 PDB
(850) 644-1454


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