David Lester

Summary

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

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Voodoo death
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Omega (Westport) 59:1-18. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Some correlates of subjective life expectancy
    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 100:57-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in completed suicide by schizophrenic patients: a meta-analysis
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:50-6. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting performance in a psychological statistics course
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Psychol Rep 101:334. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Computer analysis of the content of suicide notes from men and women
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:575-6. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint On the nature of the plural self
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:27-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Possible role of posttraumatic stress disorder in suicide terrorists: an hypothesis
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:614-5. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Voodoo death
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Omega (Westport) 59:1-18. 2009
    ..The role of starvation and dehydration is discussed, and it is suggested that the given-up/giving-up hypothesis best fits the phenomenon of voodoo death. Hypotheses for future research are suggested...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Some correlates of subjective life expectancy
    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 100:57-8. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in completed suicide by schizophrenic patients: a meta-analysis
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:50-6. 2006
    ..50% of male schizophrenic patients would die from suicide as compared to 0.20% of female schizophrenic patients. Suggestions are made for future research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting performance in a psychological statistics course
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Psychol Rep 101:334. 2007
    ..In statistics courses for psychology students, only age and algebra skills predicted course performance of 71 students...
  8. ncbi request reprint Computer analysis of the content of suicide notes from men and women
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:575-6. 2008
    ..A text analysis of 47 suicide notes identified no reliable or psychologically meaningful differences by sex, age, or method used for suicide...
  9. ncbi request reprint On the nature of the plural self
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:27-8. 2007
    ..In a sample of 100 college students, those with a higher score on a measure of having a plural self-concept scored higher on a test of self-monitoring and lower on a test of tolerance for ambiguity, but variance accounted for is small...
  10. ncbi request reprint Possible role of posttraumatic stress disorder in suicide terrorists: an hypothesis
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:614-5. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint What do death anxiety scales measure?
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 101:754. 2007
    ..2 yr., SD= 3.4), scores on the death anxiety scales by Templer and by Abdel-Khalek were more strongly associated with these college students' fear of death for one's own death than for the death of others...
  12. ncbi request reprint The seasonality of suicide in Hungary in the 1930s
    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 105:714. 2007
    ..A Spring peak for 52,533 completed suicides in 1930-1938 was found in Hungary, stronger in rural regions than in urban regions...
  13. ncbi request reprint The executive personal finance scale: item analyses
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 101:722. 2007
    ..On the whole, the factor analysis confirmed the subscale structure of the scale, but the Planning subscale appeared to consist of two distinct components, investment behavior and saving behavior...
  14. ncbi request reprint Do suicides cluster?
    Russell Manson
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 08205 9441, USA
    Omega (Westport) 67:393-403. 2013
    ..The inter-suicide intervals were examined for their fit to a random Poisson distribution and found not to differ significantly, indicating that there was no evidence for clustering...
  15. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Development of the Executive Personal Finance Scale
    Marcello Spinella
    Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey 08240 0195, USA
    Int J Neurosci 117:301-13. 2007
    ..g., anxiety, impulse-spending, prestige). The EPFS shows good psychometric properties, is easy to use, and will make a convenient complement to other research methodologies exploring the neural basis of personal finance management...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal cortex dysfunction and income: a study in neuroeconomics
    Marcello Spinella
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 98:37-8. 2006
    ..The small association was stronger for men than for women. These results provide support for a neuroeconomic approach to the study of micro-economic variables...
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Warning signs for suicide in Internet forums
    Stephanie McSwain
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205 9441, USA
    Psychol Rep 111:186-8. 2012
    ..Overall, the findings support the usefulness of the warning signs in identifying suicidal individuals...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Can money buy happiness?
    Marcello Spinella
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 99:992. 2006
    ..Income was negatively associated with the mood states of confusion and tense in a sample of 406 community residents, but controls for age, sex, and education eliminated these associations...
  40. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of police toward suicide: east coast versus west coast
    Orlando Ramos
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 109:649-50. 2009
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  41. ncbi request reprint An attempt to improve the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ)
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Psychology Program, Pomona, NJ 08240, USA
    Omega (Westport) 60:383-95. 2009
    ..Correlates with measures of religiosity and manic-depressive tendencies indicated that the original format and a full Likert-type format gave similar results...
  42. ncbi request reprint "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...
  43. ncbi request reprint A proposed typology of personality disorders based on Andras Angyal's system principles: a preliminary note
    Benjamin Dench
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:621-2. 2008
    ..A classification of personality disorders is proposed based on a typology derived from Andras Angyal's theory of personality, which has two trends (autonomy and homonomy) and two patterns (vicarious living and noncommitment)...
  44. ncbi request reprint "Self-execution" and state execution
    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 99:306. 2006
    ..In the United States from 1977 to 1999, the suicide rate of death row inmates was not associated with their probability of execution (r = -.25)...
  45. ncbi request reprint 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Correlates of an ego-grasping attitude in Kuwaiti and American students
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 92:488. 2003
    ..In samples of American and Kuwaiti students, scores on an ego-grasping scale were associated with measures of psychopathology, the latter more strongly associated with ego-grasping scores for the American than the Kuwaiti sample...
  52. ncbi request reprint 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint Applying social science research to solving problems of modern nations: problems and pitfalls
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, P O Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 96:799-804. 2005
    ..The reasons the social sciences do not have an effect on public policies are discussed, including that there are conflicting results, the effect of scholars' biases on their research, and a desire to keep the social sciences value-free...
  56. ncbi request reprint 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a brief credit card attitude scale
    Marcello Spinella
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:1392. 2004
    ..In a sample of 139 community residents, the three subscales from the brief Hayhoe, et al. credit card attitude scale were replicated in a factor analysis...
  59. ncbi request reprint 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint The economy and suicide in Japan, 1985-2000
    Hiu F Cheng
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 102:338. 2006
    ..From 1985-2000, unemployment was the strongest correlate of Japanese suicide rates...
  64. ncbi request reprint 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint The causes of changing suicide rates
    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 100:1140. 2007
    ..It was impossible to ascertain which explanations were correct and which incorrect...
  67. ncbi request reprint 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint Consistency of the Yamauchi/Templer Money Attitude Scale
    Marcello Spinella
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 97:962. 2005
    ..In a sample of 139 community residents, three of the four subscales from the Yamauchi and Templer Money Attitude Scale were replicated...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint A short computer anxiety scale
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:964-8. 2005
    ..A 6-item measure of computer anxiety was devised and showed good reliability and validity in both American and English samples so it could be useful in survey research when a brief measure of computer anxiety is needed...
  72. ncbi request reprint Predicting credit card behavior: a study in neuroeconomics
    Marcello Spinella
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:777-8. 2005
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Criteria for suicide-by-cop incidents
    Mark Lindsay
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:603-5. 2008
    ..17 criteria for suicide-by-cop incidents were applied to 39 such incidents and 18 control incidents. Analysis indicated the criteria differentiated the two groups and may be useful for investigators...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint 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
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  78. ncbi request reprint 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...
  79. doi request reprint Learning about suicide from the diary of Cesare Pavese
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240 0195, USA
    Crisis 30:222-4. 2009
    ..The study of the diaries of suicides presents an opportunity for greater insight into the psychodynamics of suicide than does the study of suicide notes...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Body modification and suicidal behavior
    Julie Hicinbothem
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, P O Box 195, Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona, New Jersey 08240 0195, USA
    Death Stud 30:351-63. 2006
    ..e., suicidal ideation and attempted suicide). However, controls for self-reported depression weakened the strength of these associations...
  84. ncbi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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..
  86. ncbi request reprint 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint 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
  88. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint 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...
  90. ncbi request reprint European-ness and personal violence (suicide and homicide)
    David Lester
    Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
    Psychol Rep 92:716. 2003
    ..A measure of European-ness was not associated with suicide or homicide rates in a sample of 23 European nations in 1970...
  91. ncbi request reprint A Marxist perspective on assisted suicide
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:178-9. 2002
  92. ncbi request reprint The scientific study of suicide requires accurate data
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:133-4. 2002
  93. ncbi request reprint Guttman scaling national laws on suicide
    David Lester
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA
    Crisis 23:89-90. 2002
  94. ncbi request reprint 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  96. ncbi request reprint 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...
  97. ncbi request reprint 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...
  98. ncbi request reprint Correlations of attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide, death depression, death obsession, and trait anxiety
    Ahmed M Abdel-Khalek
    Kuwait University, College of Social Sciences, POB 68168 Kaifan, Code No 71962, Kuwait
    Psychol Rep 98:734. 2006
    ..In a sample of 112 Kuwaiti college students, approval of physician-assisted suicide was not significantly correlated with scores on trait anxiety, death depression, or death obsession...
  99. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward buying online as predictors of shopping online for British and American respondents
    Bijou Yang
    Department of Economics and International Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 10:198-203. 2007
    ..Attitudes toward online shopping were found to be significant predictors of making online purchases. The implications of these results were discussed and suggestions made for future research...
  100. ncbi request reprint Suicide notes from Australia and the United States
    Antoon A Leenaars
    Percept Mot Skills 96:1281-2. 2003
    ..No major differences were noted as is in keeping with similar studies of suicide notes around the world. It was concluded that the model may be applicable to suicides in both countries; further study is warranted...
  101. ncbi request reprint Depression, hopelessness and suicide risk among patients suffering from epilepsy
    Maurizio Pompili
    Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Ospedale Sant Andrea, Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189 Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 43:425-9. 2007
    ..Both clinical and psychometric data should be part of the evaluation of the epileptic patient for psychiatric and suicidality assessment...