Effects of Parliamentary Elections on Suicide Rates in Hungary

Professor David Lester, the world’s most prolific writer of short research studies about suicide, has a new study: “Effects of Parliamentary Elections on Suicide Rates in Hungary,” Tamás Zonda, Zoltán Kmetty, David Lester, Mónika Ditta Tóth, Crisis, epub 2015. The authors are at Hungarian Association for Suicide Prevention, Budapest, Hungary, Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary, […]

The Stephen King of suicidology is now president

Congratulations (a bit belatedly—we only recently heard the news) to Professor David Lester, the Stephen King of suicidology, on being named president. A March 1, 2011 press release from Richard Stockton College says: Dr. David Lester, distinguished professor of psychology at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, has been elected president of the American Association of […]

Helplessness, Hopelessness, and Haplessness

Lester’s Helplessness, Hopelessness, and Haplessness inventory is the leading inventory — it is the only inventory — for measuring not just helplessness, not just helplessness and hopelessness, but helplessness AND hopelessness AND haplessness. The prolific Professor Lester — he has authored or co-authored more than 2500 academic papers, most a page or two long — has […]