Year: 1989 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., (1989). p.117-141 SIEC No: 19890552

Following a review of existing studies & a discussion of the methodological prerequisites for testing the imitation hypothesis, the authors discuss their study of the effect of a television movie, broadcast twice, that includes the suicide of a young man. Findings suggest that it lasts much longer than a number of days after the perception of a model. (94 ref)