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ERIC Number: EJ448302
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
The Effect of the Media on Suicide: The Great Depression.
Stack, Steven
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v22 n2 p255-67 Sum 1992
Tests thesis that degree of media influence is contingent on audience receptivity. Audience receptivity to suicide stories assumed high during Great Depression. Developed taxonomy of stories using classic imitation, social learning, and differential identification theories. Analysis of monthly data on suicides and publicized stories revealed little supporting evidence. Only stories concerning political leaders were associated with suicide. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Great Depression