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The Relationship Between Decision-Making In a Negative Environment and Suicidal Behaviors

2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $104,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Alexander Millner, Ph.D.

Alexander Millner, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Mentor: Matthew Nock, Ph.D., Harvard University

Inside the Research

Question: How do the ways people make decisions relate to suicidal behavior?

Strategy: Participants complete two novel tasks assessing decision-making, and escape behaviors under aversive contexts. Individuals with suicidal ideation are compared to those who have made a suicide attempt.

Impact:  Understanding the role of decision-making in suicidal behavior.