Sarah E. Victor, Ph.D.
Office: Psychological Sciences 114
Web Site: www.sarahevictor.com
Stanford University (BA, 2008)
University of British Columbia (MA, 2012)
University of British Columbia (PhD, 2017)
Dr. Victor will be reviewing applications for the 2020-2021 class
My research is focused on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide. I am interested
in identifying factors that increase risk for these problems across people, as well
as intra-individual factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in
Some of the questions I'm working to answer are:
Why do some people engage in NSSI and then stop, while others continue?
Why do some people act on suicidal thoughts, while others do not?
Why, and for whom, does NSSI seem to confer increased risk of suicide?
Who is most likely to benefit from psychological treatment for these problems, and who is at highest risk of poor outcomes?
When is an at-risk person most likely to think about NSSI or suicide in their daily life?
What thoughts, experiences, and emotions occur in the minutes to hours leading up to an episode of NSSI or suicidal behavior?
Victor, S.E., Hipwell, A.E., Stepp, S.D., & Scott, L.N. (2019). Parent and peer relationships as longitudinal predictors of adolescent non-suicidal
self-injury onset. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.
May, A.M., & Victor, S.E. (2018). From ideation to action: Recent advances in understanding suicide capability. Current Opinion in Psychology.
Victor, S.E., & Klonsky, E.D. (2018). Understanding the social context of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Victor, S.E., Muehlenkamp, J.J., Hayes, N.A., Lengel, G.J., Styer, D.M., & Washburn, J.J. (2018). Characterizing gender differences in nonsuicidal self-injury: Evidence from a large clinical sample of adolescents and adults. Comprehensive Psychiatry.
Victor, S.E., Scott, L.N., Stepp, S.D., & Goldstein, T.R. (2018). I want you to want me: Interpersonal stress and affective experiences as within-person predictors of nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide urges in daily life. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior.
Victor, S.E., Davis, T., & Klonsky, E.D. (2017). Descriptive characteristics and initial psychometric properties of the Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder Scale. Archives of Suicide Research. Measure and Scoring
Victor, S.E., & Klonsky, E.D. (2016). Validation of a brief version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS-18) in five samples. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. Scoring Templates
Victor, S.E., & Klonsky, E.D. (2014). Correlates of suicide attempts among self-injurers: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review.
AddressTexas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051