Thomas Joiner is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Joiner's work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. Author of over 480 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Residency Fellowship. He is a consultant to NASA's Human Research Program, and is the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium. Dr. Joiner has authored or edited seventeen books, including The Perversion of Virtue: Understanding Murder-Suicide .