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Shneidman, Edwin S.

Works: 114 works in 447 publications in 7 languages and 18,194 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV6545, 155.937
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Most widely held works by Edwin S Shneidman
Death : current perspectives by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most impressive facts about death today is how much and in how many different ways various aspects of death and dying are undergoing dramatic changes. Edwin Shneidman has compiled this volume to give the reader a broad-ranging view of current trends in thanatology. The result is a remarkable compendium of pertinent insights upon which to build an understanding of death in our time - death as it relates to our comprehension of ourselves and our fellow beings. Edwin S. Shneidman, Ph. D., was Professor of Thanatology (the study of death and its surrounding circumstances, as in forensic medicine) and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Life-Threatening Behavior at the University of California at Los Angeles
Comprehending suicide : landmarks in 20th-century suicidology by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on more than 60 years of experience studying suicide, the author has gathered in one book 13 works of the 20th century that offer invaluable insights on suicide and on responses to it. The book begins with a brief history of the phenomenon. Engaging reviews of the landmark publications open each chapter. The chapters also reproduce the title page and table of contents of the original book, before providing a few pages from the original tests to give the reader authentic samples of the original author's own voice. Taken together, the chapters reflect historical, literary, sociological, biological, psychiatric, psychological, survivor, and volunteer points of view. Featured last is a discussion of the author's key beliefs arrived at after a lifetime of study. This book will provide a unique reading experience for people doing research and for those helping to prevent suicide through community intervention or clinical practice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Definition of suicide by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can one enrich the time remaining in the life of a terminally ill person? What are the emotional, mental and physical stages that precede a suicide attempt? And how can we begin to imagine our own deaths as fitting conclusions to our lives? In Voices of Death, Dr. Edwin Shneidman offers a collection of personal accounts - letters, diaries, interviews, and suicide notes - gathered through years of working with those confronting death. Accompanying these documents is Shneidman's own searching and insightful commentary, enhancing our understanding of the passage toward death. Each story contains glimpses of heroism, hope, and despair
The psychology of suicide by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clues to suicide by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of death by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cry for help by Norman L Farberow( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film depicts several situations in which police must contend with suicides or suicide attempts. The situations include those who attempt suicide while in jail, a young man in college who uses a rifle, a young woman living at home using pills, a middle-aged man who contemplates using a handgun when he finds out he has a severe health problem, and another woman who slashes her wrists
Deaths of man by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Japanese and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in self-destruction by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicidal mind by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Suicidal Mind, Dr. Shneidman has written a groundbreaking work which brims with insight into the suicidal impulse and with helpful suggestions on how to counteract it. Shneidman presents a bold and simple premise: the main cause of suicide is psychological pain or "psychache." Thus the key to preventing suicide is not so much the study of the structure of the brain, or the study of social statistics, or the study of mental diseases, as it is the direct study of human emotions. To treat a suicidal individual, we need to identify, address, and reduce the individual's psychache. Shneidman shares with the reader his knowledge, both as a clinician and researcher, of the psychological drama that plays itself out in the suicidal mind through the exploration of three moving case studies. We meet Ariel, who set herself on fire; Beatrice, who cut herself with the intent to die; and Castro, a young man who meant to shoot his brains out but survived, horribly disfigured. These cases are presented in the person's own words to reveal the details of the suicidal drama, to show that the purpose of suicide is to seek a solution, to illustrate the pain at the core of suicide, and to isolate the common stressor in suicide: frustrated psychological needs. Throughout, Shneidman offers practical, explicit maneuvers to assist in treating a suicidal individual - steps that can be taken by concerned friends or family and professionals alike. Suicide is an exclusively human response to extreme psychological pain, a lonely and desperate solution for the sufferer who can no longer see any alternatives. In this landmark and elegantly written book, Shneidman provides the language, not only for understanding the suicidal mind, but for understanding ourselves. Anyone who has ever considered taking their own life, or knows someone who has, will find here a wealth of insights to help understand and to prevent suicide
On the nature of suicide by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autopsy of a suicidal mind by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this scientific study, Edwin S. Shneidman, a founder of the field of suicidology, assembles an extraordinary cast of eight renowned experts to analyze the suicidal materials, including a ten-page suicide note, given to him by a distraught mother looking for insights into her son's tragic death. The psychological autopsy centers on the interviews conducted by Shneidman with Arthur's mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, ex-wife, girlfriend, psychotherapist, and attending physician." "This book is the first of its kind and a remarkable contribution to the study of suicide. Mental health professionals, students of human nature, and persons whose lives have been touched by this merciless topic will be mesmerized and enlightened by this unique volume. An epistemological tour de force, it will speak to anyone who is concerned with human self-destruction."--Jacket
Death and the college student. A collection of brief essays on death and suicide by Harvard youth by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endeavors in psychology : selections from the personology of Henry A. Murray by Henry A Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicidology : contemporary developments( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thematic test analysis by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
A commonsense book of death : reflections at ninety of a lifelong thanatologist by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide as psychache : a clinical approach to self-destructive behavior by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicidology : essays in honor of Edwin S. Shneidman( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a representation of the current state of our understanding of suicide and the practice of suicide prevention. Part I outlines suicidology's history and development. It consists of four chapters: an outline of the evolution of contemporary suicidology as a professional career, a look at suicidology of one hundred years ago, a close examination of the definitions of suicide, and an examination of the political culture and public policy choices in suicidology. Currently in the Western world, suicide is a conscious act of self-induced annihilation, best understood as a multidimensional malaise in a needful individual who defines an issue for which suicide is perceived as the best solution. To understand this self-induced annihilation, one should also understand violence. Part II presents four chapters: an explication of violence and its legacy, the role of trauma and violence in subsequent suicidal behavior, homicide with specific reference to elderly Anglo females, and terrorism and hostage taking. The very person who takes his/her life may be least aware of the psychological reasons for doing so. Part III consists of a study of unconscious processes in suicide, and an explication of the confusions of the body, self, and others in suicidal states. Mental health clinicians must deal with suicide in the lives of many people across various ages. Part IV presents an essay on suicidal children, identifying these youngsters as having serious developmental problems, and a review of adolescent suicidal behavior. Various approaches to knowledge are encouraged in suicidology. Part V consists of a review of the literature, exemplified by two cases: an outline of the psychological autopsy in forensic suicidology and the explication of a suicide's videotape, addressing the question, "When someone commits suicide, who is responsible?" The intense personal study of suicidal lives is also necessary. Part VI consists of the careful study of the medical records of Adolf Hitler, and an examination through newly found documents of the sub-intended death of Herman Melville. Cultural elements in the suicidal event must also be understood. Part VII presents a view of Japanese suicide and recent trends of suicide and its prevention in Japan. The saga of suicide does not end with death. Survivors of suicide often need professional attention. Part VIII presents what happens to the significant others who remain behind after the suicidal death, and a study of the lives of the survivors of suicide of ninety-three New York City policemen who killed themselves between 1934 and 1940. Is suicide of the terminally ill the same as other suicides? Death with dignity, euthanasia, assisted suicide, planned death are all forms that describe such a death. Part IX examines the right to die and its consideration from the different cultural perspectives of the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States
Suicide thoughts and reflections, 1960-1980 : a special issue of Suicide and life-threatening behavior by Edwin S Shneidman( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Comprehending suicide : landmarks in 20th-century suicidology
Alternative Names
Edwin S. Shneidman Amerikaans psycholoog (1918-2009)

Edwin S. Shneidman psicologo statunitense

Edwin S. Shneidman psychologue américain

Schneidman, Edwin

Schneidman, Edwin 1918-2009

Schneidman, Edwin S.

Shneidman, Edwin 1918-2009

Шнейдман, Эдвин С.

אדווין שניידמן

슈나이드만, 에드윈 S. 1918-2009

슈나이드먼, 에드윈 1918-2009

슈나이드먼, 에드윈 S. 1918-2009

シュナイドマン, E. S

シュナイドマン, エドウィン 1918-2009

シュナイドマン, エドウィン・S

Definition of suicideThe psychology of suicideVoices of deathThe suicidal mindAutopsy of a suicidal mindA commonsense book of death : reflections at ninety of a lifelong thanatologistSuicide as psychache : a clinical approach to self-destructive behaviorSuicidology : essays in honor of Edwin S. Shneidman