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It has been suggested that people engage in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) because they (a) experience heightened physiological arousal following stressful events and use NSSI to regulate experienced distress and (b) have deficits in their social problem-solving skills that interfere with the performance of more adaptive social responses. However, objective physiological and behavioral data supporting this model are lacking. The authors compared adolescent self-injurers (n ϭ 62) withdoi:10.1037/0022-006x.76.1.28 pmid:18229980 fatcat:cx4xtnsexra3hgdfk3zvuk6d7u