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Influence of Acetaminophen and Social Learning on the Acquired Capability for Suicide

Title: The Influence of Acetaminophen and Social Learning on the Acquired Capability for Suicide.
Name(s): Chiurliza, Bruno, author
Joiner, Thomas E., professor directing thesis
Keel, Pamela K., committee member
Schatschneider, Christopher, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (39 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study investigated the malleability and the roles of both physical pain tolerance and fearlessness about death in acquired capability for suicide utilizing experimental methods involving acetaminophen and a social learning-based reading task. These two interventions were manipulated to test their effects on physical pain tolerance (PPT) and fearlessness about death (FAD), as measured by a pressure Algometer and the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale – Fearlessness about Death, respectively. 106 Florida State University undergraduate psychology students were divided into four groups as follows: group 1 received acetaminophen and a control reading task; group 2 received acetaminophen and the observational learning reading task; group 3 received the observational learning reading task with no acetaminophen; and group 4 received the control reading task and no acetaminophen. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to test the hypotheses that there would be significant main effects for each intervention and that there would be a significant interaction effect as well. Multivariate results demonstrated that the effect for the interaction between acetaminophen and the reading intervention was not significant (p = .17), that there was a significant main effect for the reading intervention (p < .05) and that there was no effect for acetaminophen (p = .56).
Identifier: FSU_FA2016_Chiurliza_fsu_0071N_13522 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: August 8, 2016.
Keywords: acquired capability for suicide, interpersonal theory of suicide, suicide
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Professor Directing Thesis; Pamela Keel, Committee Member; Christopher Schatschneider, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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