D Lester

Summary

Affiliation: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Reflections on jokes and cartoons about suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, New Jersey 08205 9441, USA
    Death Stud 36:664-74. 2012
  2. ncbi Suicide and the Internet: the case of Amanda Todd
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 15:179-80. 2013
  3. ncbi The reasons for suicide: an analysis of the diary of Arthur Inman
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Death Stud 34:54-70. 2010
  4. ncbi A scale to measure the desire to be dead
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Psychology Program, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Omega (Westport) 67:323-7. 2013
  5. ncbi Measuring Maslow's hierarchy of needs
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 113:1027-9. 2013
  6. ncbi Hopelessness in undergraduate students around the world: a review
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    J Affect Disord 150:1204-8. 2013
  7. ncbi Big Five personality scores and rates of suicidality in the United States
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 112:637-9. 2013
  8. ncbi Depression and suicidal ideation in college students: a preliminary study of campus variables
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 112:106-8. 2013
  9. ncbi Defeat and entrapment as predictors of depression and suicidal ideation versus hopelessness and helplessness
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 111:498-501. 2012
  10. doi Which serial killers commit suicide? An exploratory study
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, United States
    Forensic Sci Int 223:e56-9. 2012

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  1. ncbi Reflections on jokes and cartoons about suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, New Jersey 08205 9441, USA
    Death Stud 36:664-74. 2012
    ..Although in some contexts, such as suicidal terrorism, these themes may be appropriate, a few cartons and jokes that addressed ordinary suicidal individuals were often hostile...
  2. ncbi Suicide and the Internet: the case of Amanda Todd
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 15:179-80. 2013
    ..Thirty-nine days after positing the video, the girl killed herself...
  3. ncbi The reasons for suicide: an analysis of the diary of Arthur Inman
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Death Stud 34:54-70. 2010
    ..In contrast, the present article argues that he was an eccentric individual whose diary writing enabled him to live a full life by giving his life a purpose and by enabling him to ventilate at length...
  4. ncbi A scale to measure the desire to be dead
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Psychology Program, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Omega (Westport) 67:323-7. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi Measuring Maslow's hierarchy of needs
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 113:1027-9. 2013
    ..Furthermore, there was limited support for Maslow's hypothesis that need deprivation would predict psychopathology (specifically, mania and depression)...
  6. ncbi Hopelessness in undergraduate students around the world: a review
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    J Affect Disord 150:1204-8. 2013
    ....
  7. ncbi Big Five personality scores and rates of suicidality in the United States
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 112:637-9. 2013
    ....
  8. ncbi Depression and suicidal ideation in college students: a preliminary study of campus variables
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 112:106-8. 2013
    ..Students living on campus were more depressed and suicidal than those living with their parents...
  9. ncbi Defeat and entrapment as predictors of depression and suicidal ideation versus hopelessness and helplessness
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 111:498-501. 2012
    ..It was concluded that the two sets of measures may tap the same cognitive mind set...
  10. doi Which serial killers commit suicide? An exploratory study
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, United States
    Forensic Sci Int 223:e56-9. 2012
    ..The sexual acts involved in the murders by the suicides seemed to be more deviant in some aspects, such as committing more bizarre sexual acts or more often taping the murder...
  11. ncbi Bereavement after suicide: a study of memorials on the Internet
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway 08205 9441, USA
    Omega (Westport) 65:189-94. 2012
    ..The results suggest the deaths from suicide had a more profound impact on the survivors than the natural deaths and results in greater emotional distress...
  12. ncbi The autonomic nervous system and personality
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 111:44-6. 2012
    ..Replicable sex differences in response to the items were identified which may merit further study...
  13. ncbi Reliability of the Ego-Grasping Scale
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 110:378-82. 2012
    ..Lower Ego-Grasping scores appear to be associated with better psychological health. The scale has been translated and used with Korean, Kuwaiti, and Turkish students, indicating that the scale can be useful in cross-cultural studies...
  14. ncbi Spirituality and religiosity as predictors of depression and suicidal ideation: an exploratory study
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 110:247-50. 2012
    ..In a sample of 149 undergraduate students, measures of religiosity and spirituality were positively associated with measures of depression, mania, and past suicidal ideation...
  15. ncbi Suicide and islam
    David Lester
    Center for the Study of Suicide, RR41, 5 Stonegate Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012 5356, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 10:77-97. 2006
    ..Reasons for the low rate of completed suicide in Muslims are reviewed, including differences in values and socio-economic status...
  16. ncbi Suicide in Vietnam veterans: The Suicide Wall
    David Lester
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Blackwood, NJ 08012 5356, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:385-7. 2005
    ..Attention is drawn to a website honoring those veterans of the war who have committed suicide: www.suicidewall.com..
  17. ncbi Should suicide prevention programs target individuals or society as a whole?
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 27:200-1. 2006
    ..The issue of whether it is more useful to focus on societal interventions to prevent suicide or individual-centered approaches is discussed. The advantages and drawbacks of each approach are explored...
  18. ncbi Letters from a suicide: Van Gogh and his sister
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:381-2. 2010
    ..An analysis of trends over a 3-yr. period in the letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his sister as the time of his suicide approached identified 8 trends, including an increase in words concerned with anxiety and words concerned with the past...
  19. ncbi The stigma for attempting suicide and the loss to suicide prevention efforts
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 27:147-8. 2006
  20. ncbi Comment on factorial structure of the Kuwait University Anxiety Scale
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 98:921-2. 2006
    ..The Kuwait University Anxiety Scale was administered to 138 American college students and three meaningful factors identified, somewhat different from those identified by Abdel-Khalek in 2000...
  21. ncbi Blood type, homicide, and suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:405-6. 2010
    ..In samples of organ donors, homicide victims had significantly more individuals with type O and type B than organ donors in general, while suicides did not differ...
  22. ncbi Can suicide be a good death? A reply
    David Lester
    Department of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jim Leeds Rd, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Death Stud 30:555-60. 2006
    ..In contrast, I continue to assert that it is unfair to impose restrictions and moral judgments on death-choices when they are not imposed upon life-choices that also carry the risk of emotional harm to others...
  23. ncbi Can suicide be a good death?
    David Lester
    Department of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jim Leeds Rd, Pamona, New Jersey 08240 0195, USA
    Death Stud 30:511-27. 2006
    ..Similarly, several criteria for rationality were proposed and suicide was seen as sometimes meeting these criteria. Thus, suicide can be sometimes conceptualized as a "good" death...
  24. ncbi Understanding suicide through studies of diaries: the case of Cesare Pavese
    David Lester
    Center for the Study of Suicide, Blackwood, NJ 08012 5356, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 10:295-302. 2006
    ..The noteworthy pattern is that mention of failure with women was immediately followed in his diary by denigration of his literary work. Other features of his life, such as the loss of his father when he was six, are also discussed...
  25. ncbi Big five personality scores of Americans by state
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:433-4. 2010
    ....
  26. ncbi Suicide in Siberian aboriginal groups
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 10:221-4. 2006
    ..A search of historical documents about suicide in Siberian tribes in the 18th and 19th centuries indicated that they had very high suicide rates. It would be of great interest to explore suicidal behavior in these tribes today...
  27. ncbi Suicide among indigenous peoples: a cross-cultural perspective
    David Lester
    Department of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 10:117-24. 2006
    ..Some illustrations are given of how studies of indigenous peoples can be used both to test existing theories of suicide and generate new theories of suicide...
  28. ncbi Are suicide bombers heroes?
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:499-500. 2010
    ..Using criteria proposed for heroes by Blau, et al. (2009), it is argued that suicide bombers (especially men) may fit the criteria for heroes...
  29. ncbi Attitudes toward egg and sperm donation
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:579-80. 2010
    ..In a sample of 124 American undergraduate students, approval of egg donation was predicted by age, sex, and Neuroticism scores (R2=.14), while approval of sperm donation was predicted only by age of this sample (R2=.07)...
  30. ncbi Depression, anxiety, and personal finance behavior: implications for the classical economic conception of humans as rational decision-makers
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 99:833-4. 2006
    ..In a sample of 138 college students, the personal finance behaviors of impulse control and organization were negatively associated with the use of recreational drugs and with scores on measures of depression, mania, and anxiety...
  31. ncbi E-therapy: caveats from experiences with telephone therapy
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 99:894-6. 2006
    ..Experiences with telephone counseling are used to illustrate potential problems for e-therapy: therapy becoming conversational, problems of transference and countertransference, and the effects of client's control and immediacy of contact...
  32. ncbi Correlates of the belief in the inheritance of suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:216. 2010
    ..The belief in the inheritance of suicide was not associated with manic-depressive tendencies or religiosity in a sample of 120 college students...
  33. ncbi Religiosity and death anxiety using non-western scales
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 103:652. 2008
    ..In a sample of 43 male undergraduates, scores on religiosity in a Muslim context and death anxiety (Arabic Scale of Death Anxiety) were not associated...
  34. ncbi "Undecided" responses on the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 103:661-2. 2008
    ..The number of "undecided" responses was positively associated with death anxiety scores, suggesting this questionnaire might be improved by eliminating the "undecided" response option. The meaning of this response might be studied...
  35. ncbi Differences between genuine and simulated suicide notes
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 103:527-8. 2008
    ..A text analysis of 33 pairs of genuine and simulated suicides indicated that simulated notes are less concerned with others, focus more on the reasons for their suicide, and use more negations (such as no and not)...
  36. ncbi The use of the Internet for counseling the suicidal individual: possibilities and drawbacks
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Omega (Westport) 58:233-50. 2008
    ..Examples are provided of crisis intervention by e-mail. Finally, some caveats are presented based on experiences with crisis intervention by telephone...
  37. ncbi Memes and suicide
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 105:3-10. 2009
    ..A classification of suicidal memes is proposed and the relationship between memes and archetypes of suicide is discussed. It is suggested that the terminology of meme theory can sharpen research into imitation effects in suicide...
  38. ncbi Cognitive complexity and personality
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 109:605-6. 2009
    ..For 49 college students, cognitive complexity as measured by George Kelly's REP Grid technique was associated with Judging-Perceiving scores on the Keirsey-Bates Temperament Sorter...
  39. ncbi Suicide among indigenous peoples: the usefulness of the Human Relations Area Files
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 29:49-51. 2008
    ....
  40. ncbi A proposal for a nomenclature for suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 105:685-6. 2009
    ..A classification scheme for completed suicide is proposed based on the classification of first, second, and third degree murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter...
  41. ncbi A further study of sex differences in suicide notes: a study of German suicide notes
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 103:797-8. 2008
    ..A text analysis of 40 suicide notes from Germany identified differences in the suicide notes by men and women. Notes by men were less concerned with causation and insight and more concerned with communication and other people...
  42. ncbi Prosecuting attempted suicides in London: 1891-1913
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Psychol Rep 105:825-6. 2009
    ..None of the murderers but half of the attempted murderers were found not guilty, or guilty then released. Mothers used drowning more than did fathers and were more likely to be found not guilty...
  43. ncbi DDT and personal violence (suicide and homicide)
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:78. 2010
    ..For 12 industrialized nations in 1965, suicide and homicide rates were not associated with the per capita use of DDT...
  44. ncbi Regional suicide rates in Scotland
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:134. 2010
    ..The suicide rate in 1990 of the nine major regions in Scotland was not associated with marriage, birth, mortality, or infant mortality rates...
  45. ncbi Exploration of Thalbourne's Manic-Experience Scale
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 100:66. 2007
    ..The reliability of a 19-item scale to measure manic experience was explored in 138 undergraduates. Cronbach alpha was .77, and five factors were identified, indicating heterogeneity in the items...
  46. ncbi Female suicide bombers and burdensomeness
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:160-2. 2010
    ..Brief case descriptions from journalists are presented to illustrate the role of traumatic experiences, the sense of being a burden to their families, and shame and humiliation in female suicide bombers...
  47. ncbi What is suicide? Will suicidologists ever agree?
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:189-92. 2010
    ..Applying models proposed for how people categorize objects, it is argued that both experts and lay people use a prototypical approach rather than a feature comparison approach for defining suicide...
  48. ncbi How do American undergraduates view suicide bombers?
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 103:713-4. 2008
    ..69 American undergraduates (M(age) = 22.1 yr., SD = 5.9) viewed suicide bombers and guerilla fighters who kill civilians more negatively than they view protest suicide and guerilla fighters who kill soldiers...
  49. ncbi Suicide and the Chinese Cultural Revolution
    David Lester
    Center for the Study of Suicide, Blackwood, NJ 08012, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:99-104. 2005
    ..Cases of individuals who completed suicide are presented, together with examples of the suicide notes they left. The lack of protest suicide is noted...
  50. ncbi Suicide in serial killers
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:246. 2010
    ....
  51. ncbi Suicide among foreign residents of Japan
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 108:139-40. 2011
    ..The suicide rate of Koreans living in Japan is twice as high as that of Koreans in South Korea. Reasons for this high suicide rate are discussed, including effects of economic crises and discrimination...
  52. ncbi The holistic theory of Andras Angyal: measuring the system principle
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 108:213-6. 2011
    ..42 and -.39, respectively), while scores for the patterns were positively associated with neuroticism scores (.42 and .49, respectively)...
  53. ncbi Sophocles--the first great suicidologist
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:34-7. 2002
  54. ncbi A Marxist perspective on assisted suicide
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:178-9. 2002
  55. ncbi The scientific study of suicide requires accurate data
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:133-4. 2002
  56. ncbi Serum cholesterol levels and suicide: a meta-analysis
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 32:333-46. 2002
    ..Individuals who have attempted suicide in the past have lower cholesterol levels, especially if they used violent methods for suicide. Cholesterol lowering studies, however, did not lead to a significant increase in completed suicide...
  57. ncbi Suicide on death row
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    J Forensic Sci 47:1108-11. 2002
    ....
  58. ncbi Suicidology: a victimology perspective
    D Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 22:89-90. 2001
    ....
  59. ncbi A text analysis of the poems of Sylvia Plath
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:73-6. 2011
    ..As the time of her suicide came closer, words expressing positive emotions became more frequent, while words concerned with causation and insight became less frequent...
  60. ncbi Lyrics of national anthems and suicide rates
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:137-8. 2011
    ..It is suggested that a possible suicide prevention tactic might involve changing the music and lyrics of national anthems...
  61. ncbi Is a multiple self healthy or pathological?
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:600-2. 2011
    ..35 and .18, respectively). A multiple self, therefore, appears to have positive and negative features...
  62. ncbi Regional studies of homicide: a meta-analysis
    D Lester
    Richard Stockton College, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195
    Death Stud 25:705-8. 2001
    ..A meta-analysis of regional correlates of homicide rates in 8 nations revealed consistent associations of homicide rates with divorce, suicide and unemployment rates, per capita income, and population size...
  63. ncbi Shame and suicide: a case study
    J Kalafat
    Rutgers, The State University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Death Stud 24:157-62. 2000
    ..The therapeutic strategies employed are described, and the case brought to a successful resolution...
  64. ncbi National anthems and suicide rates
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 108:43-4. 2011
    ....
  65. ncbi Content differences in suicide notes by sex, age, and method: a study of Australian suicide notes
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:475-6. 2010
    ..A text analysis of 261 suicide notes from Australia identified 13 differences by sex and 24 by age in a set of 74 content variables...
  66. ncbi Predicting European suicide rates with physiological indices
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 107:713-4. 2010
    ..In a sample of 17 European nations, the prevalence of the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii and the percentage of Finno-Ugrians in the populations were significantly associated with national suicide rates for men and women...
  67. ncbi Poems by a suicide: Sara Teasdale
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:811-2. 2010
    ..These trends are different from those previously identified from studies of letters and diaries written by suicides...
  68. ncbi Predicting suicide in nations
    David Lester
    Center for the Study of Suicide, RR 41, 5 Stonegate Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012 5356, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:219-23. 2005
    ..Blood type was the strongest predictor of national suicide rates...
  69. ncbi Regional and time-series studies of suicide in nations of the world
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 9:123-33. 2005
    ..It is argued that it is important to conduct comparable sociological studies in samples of nations so that the general trends and deviations from these trends can be observed and efforts made to explain these phenomena...
  70. ncbi The final hours: a linguistic analysis of the final words of a suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:791-7. 2010
    ..The usefulness of this approach for understanding the psychodynamics of suicidal behavior is discussed...
  71. ncbi A test of the validity of the IS PATH WARM warning signs for suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 108:402-4. 2011
    ....
  72. ncbi Violence in northerners and southerners
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 25:35-6. 2004
  73. ncbi Motives for suicide--a study of Australian suicide notes
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 25:33-4. 2004
    ..The suicides of older persons were more often motivated by escape from pain and less often had love/romantic problems...
  74. ncbi Finno-Ugrians, blood types, and suicide: comment on Voracek, Fisher, and Marusic
    David Lester
    Center for the Study of Suicide, RR41, 5 Stonegate Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012 5356, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 98:814. 2004
    ..In a sample of 20 European nations, the distribution of blood types provided a better explanation for the association of longitude with suicide rates than did the percentage of Finno-Ugrian ethnic group...
  75. ncbi Organ donation and suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 107:500. 2010
    ..For the period 1994-2005 in the U.S.A., suicides were less likely to be organ donors than were victims of homicide and motor vehicle accidents...
  76. ncbi Brain parasites and suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 107:424. 2010
    ..In a sample of 20 European nations, the prevalence of the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii was positively associated with national suicide rates for men and women...
  77. ncbi Hopelessness, helplessness, and haplessness as predictors of suicidal ideation
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Omega (Westport) 55:321-4. 2007
    ..Scales to measure helplessness and hopelessness were found to have good reliability and concurrent validity and were significantly correlated with suicidal ideation...
  78. ncbi An exploratory study of students' use of cell phones, texting, and social networking sites
    Alexa Angster
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 1095, USA
    Psychol Rep 107:402-4. 2010
    ..Similarly, having more social network "friends" was associated with finding the relationships with those individuals less fulfilling...
  79. ncbi A Taoist orientation and mental health in Kuwaiti and American students
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:921-2. 2007
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  80. ncbi Sexual orientation and suicidal behavior
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 99:923-4. 2006
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  81. ncbi Comment on "Convergent validity of the Collett-Lester Fear of Death and Templer Death Anxiety Scales in Egyptian male college students"
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:940. 2002
    ..Correlations for scores on Templer's Death Anxiety Scale and the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale indicate a lack of validity for Templer's scale...
  82. ncbi Self-destructive behaviors in American Indian and Alaska Native high school youth
    Michael L Frank
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 1095, USA
    Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 10:24-32. 2002
    ..The pattern of involvement in risky behavior was different for youths from the three ethnic groups...
  83. pmc Unemployment and suicidal behaviour
    D Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey 08240 0195, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:558-9. 2003
  84. ncbi National character, suicide and homicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:760. 2005
    ..In a sample of 18 industrialized nations with available data, mean scores on the "big five factors" were not significantly associated with national suicide or homicide rates...
  85. ncbi Mass homicide and suicide deadliness and outcome
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 26:184-7. 2005
    ..Those rampage killers who completed suicide were less likely to be judged schizophrenic and more likely to be killing present or former co-workers...
  86. ncbi The deadliness of mass murderers
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:1404. 2004
    ..The death toll for mass murders was higher when the murderer committed suicide and when the incident was elsewhere than the Americas and Europe...
  87. ncbi Shyness, Internet use, and personality
    Susan Ebeling-Witte
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey 08240 0195, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:713-6. 2007
    ..A stepwise regression analysis indicated that shyness was predicted by introversion, neuroticism, and problematic Internet usage as assessed by the Online Cognition Scale...
  88. ncbi Guttman scaling national laws on suicide
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:89-90. 2002
  89. ncbi Linguistic analysis of a blog from a murder-suicide
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:342. 2010
    ..An analysis of the blog of a murder-suicide showed no similarities to previous analyses of the diary of a suicide...
  90. ncbi Regional variation of divorce in Germany
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 95:886. 2002
    ..The correlates of provincial divorce rates in Germany in 1996 were marriage rates, birth rates, population density, and formerly East versus West Germany...
  91. ncbi A new scale for the Manic-Depressiveness Scale
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 92:866. 2003
    ..In a sample of 503 undergraduates, a newly proposed subscale for the Manic-Depressiveness Scale is more strongly associated with depression scores than with manic scores...
  92. ncbi Predicting murder rates of police and civilians by each other
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:520. 2001
    ..For 1960-1992, while divorce rates predicted the general homicide rates, neither divorce nor unemployment rates predicted the rates with which police killed civilians or civilians killed police...
  93. ncbi Social correlates of suicide and homicide in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century
    G Ausenda
    Richard Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ 08240
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 240:301-2. 1991
    ..The social correlates of the homicide rates were, however, quite different from those of the suicide rates...
  94. ncbi Correlates of regional suicide and cancer mortality rates
    S V Kondrichin
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 93:338. 2001
    ..Regional mortality rates from cancer and suicide had similar social correlates in the Ukraine but not in the United States...
  95. ncbi Violent versus nonviolent methods for suicide
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:445-6. 2001
    ..Violent and nonviolent suicide rates in the American states in 1980 showed different social correlates, but both patterns were different from those for homicide rates...
  96. ncbi The effect of restricting access to lethal methods for suicide: a study of suicide by domestic gas in Japan
    D Lester
    Richard Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 80:180-2. 1989
    ..The results were interpreted as support for a recent suggestion that preventing access to lethal methods for suicide may prevent suicide...
  97. ncbi Gun availability and use of guns for murder and suicide in Canada
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:624. 2001
    ..The accidental death rate from guns in Canada was associated with the percentage of guns used by suicides and on homicide victims except for elderly persons...
  98. ncbi Quality of life for children and suicide rates
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:616. 2001
    ..The quality of life in 1982 of children in nations of the world reported by Jordan in 1993 was positively associated with youth suicide rates only for males in 1982...
  99. ncbi The military participation rate and suicide rates in Italy, 1864-1913
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:452. 2001
    ..In Italy for the period 1864-1913, suicide rates were positively associated with the military participation rate...
  100. ncbi Tuberculosis and suicide
    S Kondrichin
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240-0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 89:326. 2001
    ..Formerly eastern European nations had higher rates of mortality from suicide and tuberculosis in 1990 and 1995 and a greater increase in these rates over the 5-yr. period than western European nations...
  101. ncbi Regional variations in male and female unemployment
    D Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, 08240-0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 93:310. 2001
    ..The regional correlates of male and of female unemployment rates in 1980 and 1990 were different, with rates for females, but not for males, associated with worse socioeconomic conditions, such as high infant mortality and homicide rates...