Year: 1987 Source: Psychological Reports, v.61, no.1, (August 1987), p.70 SIEC No: 19880283

This article describes a study that investigated the accuracy with which people could distinguish authentic suicide notes from fictitious ones. These judgements were analysed statistically according to grammatical & content statements. Results indicate that treating oneself as an object was the only statistically significant finding that reliably differentiated authentic from fictitious suicide notes. Suggestions for future research with suicide notes is included. (5 refs) (SC)