Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology
The authority on suicide, the textbook Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology by Ronald W. Maris, Alan L. Berman and Morton M. Silverman, is an excellent resource for any sociology or psychology student. Current research on death by suicide and suicide prevention is outlined in a clear and concise manner. Sociological theory is mixed with clinical research to give students a feel for how theoretical precepts are applied in the real world. Topics within the text include:
- A historical outline of the problem of death by suicide
- Contemporary trends and statistics regarding suicide
- Suicide methods and the psychology of suicide notes are also examined from a psychological perspective
- Biological and psychological factors that may lead to suicide
Death by Suicide
Death by suicide is a complex subject that research often treats inadequately. The worst mistake a sociology student could make would be gather information for their research paper from a source that is not reputable. Begin your research on suicidology by looking at the authority on suicide from Maris, Berman and Silverman. After reading through the text, you will have an outstanding knowledge base to begin your own investigation into the causes and factors that are involved in suicide. Particularly at the graduate and Master’s level of research, the text ensures that no stone goes unturned.
Death by Suicide Factors
The factors involved in suicide are many. Alcohol, drugs and biology are just a few external forces that play on the mind of the suicidal individual. The author’s introduce gender, sexuality, social relations, communication ability, age and lifespan as further factors that are delineated when examining suicidology. Be sure to narrow your field of study when writing your own research. What you write is not a textbook and not meant to be comprehensive. Paper Masters suggests you start with a textbook and then narrow your field of interest by choosing a few topics from the Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology to expand upon.