Dr. Thomas Joiner

Dr. Thomas Joiner is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Florida State University. His research focuses primarily on the study of the nature, causes, and management of suicidal behavior and related disorders across multiple settings, including military and first-responders. Most recently, he received the 2020 James McKeen Catell Award for lifetime contributions to the area of applied psychology research from the Association for Psychological Science.

Educational Resources:

  • Learning Check-In: After watching the video interview with Dr. Joiner, students will answer reflection questions about it.

  • Website Review: Students will investigate Dr. Joiner's website to learn more about his research.

  • Article Analysis: Students will select a recent publication of Dr. Joiner’s and create a PowerPoint presentation about it.

  • Recommended Courses: An extended list of courses that correspond with Dr. Joiner’s video interview and his areas of expertise.

Dr. Joiner's website

Representative Publications:

  • Twenge, J.M., & Joiner, T.E. (2020). US Census Bureau‐assessed prevalence of anxiety and depressive symptoms in 2019 and during the 2020 COVID‐19 pandemic. Depression and Anxiety , 37(10), 954-956. View article here

  • Joiner, T. (2017). Mindlessness: The corruption of mindfulness in a culture of narcissism. New York: Oxford.

  • Joiner, T. (2014). The perversion of virtue: Understanding murder-suicide. New York: Oxford.