Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.84-85 SIEC No: 19870271

This paper calls attention to a series of mistakes in Wasserman’s (1984) study on the effect of celebrity suicide stories on the national suicide rate, & provides a reanalysis of the corrected data. The author concludes that, since only 2 categories of celebrity suicide affect the national suicide rate, this evidence supports a theory of differential identification. (LH)