Microsocionomics versus macrosocionomics as a model for examining suicide

Psychol Rep. 1991 Dec;69(3 Pt 1):735-8. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1991.69.3.735.


The role of social variables in suicide is examined from a microsocionomic and a macrosocionomic perspective. As an example, the influence of divorce on suicide is explored and hypothesized to differ for the individual and for the society as a whole.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Divorce / psychology
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations*
  • Life Change Events
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment*
  • Suicide / psychology*