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Publication Highlights

This section highlights recent or upcoming publications that may be of particular interest to our readers. To submit an item for the next newsletter, please contact Marilou Gonzales, Psy.D., at

Anderson, C.A., & Bushman, B.J. (2001). Effects of violent video games on aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, aggressive affect, physiological arousal, and prosocial behavior: a meta-analytic review of the scientific literature. Psychological Science, 12, 353-359.

Conner, K.R., Cox, C., Duberstein, P.R., Tian, L., Nisbet, P.A., & Conwell, Y. (2001). Violence, alcohol, and completed suicide: a case-control study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 1701-1705.

Guertin, T., Lloyd-Richardson, E., Spirito, A., Donaldson, D., & Boergers, J. (2001). Self-mutilative behavior in adolescents who attempt suicide by overdose. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 1062-1069.

Halliday-Boykins, C.A., & Graham, S. (2001). At both ends of the gun: testing the relationship between community violence exposure and youth violent behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 383-402.

Hendin, H., Maltsberger, J.T., Lipschitz, A., Haas, A.P., Kyle, J. (2001). Recognizing and responding to a suicide crisis. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31, 115-128.

Hughes, D., and Kleespies, P. (2001). Suicide in the medically ill. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31, 48-59.

Knott, E. K., & Range, L. M. (2001). Does suicidal history enhance acceptance of other suicidal individuals? Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31, 397-404.

Omer, H. & Elitzur, A.C. (2001). What would you say to the person on the roof? A suicide prevention text. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31, 129-39.

Orbach, I. (2001). Therapeutic empathy with the suicidal wish: principles of therapy with suicidal individuals. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 55, 166-184.

Prinstein, M.J., Nock, M.K., Spirito, A., & Grapentine, W.L. (2001). Multimethod assessment of suicidality in adolescent psychiatric inpatients: preliminary results. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 1053-61.

Shepherd, J.P. (2001). Emergency medicine and police collaboration to prevent community violence. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 38, 430-437.