Welcome to the Nock Lab at Harvard University!

The primary goal of our research is to advance the understanding of why people engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves, with a special emphasis on suicide, self-injury, and other forms of direct self-harm. Our research is multidisciplinary and uses a range of methodological approaches to better understand how these behaviors develop, how to predict their occurrence, and ultimately how to prevent them.

Please explore our website and feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our work, or if you would like to become involved in some way.