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Therapeutic Evaluative Conditioning for the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior

2014 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $28,269
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Joseph Franklin, Ph.D.

Joseph Franklin, Ph.D.
Harvard University

Inside the Research

Question: Can a novel web-based intervention reduce suicidal behavior?

Strategy: Test whether a web-based evaluative conditioning intervention can reestablish the instinctive aversion to death/suicide stimuli, reduce implicit identification with death/suicide, and diminish self-criticism, thereby reducing suicidal behavior.

Impact: An effective, easily accessible, inexpensive intervention for suicidal behaviors