ERIC Number: EJ266311
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Fictional Television Stories on U.S. Adult Fatalities: New Evidence on the Effect of the Mass Media on Violence.
Phillips, David P.
American Journal of Sociology, v87 n6 p1340-59 May 1982
Presents systematic evidence that violent, fictional television stories trigger imitative deaths and near-fatal accidents. In 1977, suicides, motor vehicle deaths, and nonfatal accidents all rose immediately following soap opera suicide stories. (AM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A