Year: 1988 Source: Psychological Reports, v.62, no.2, (April 1988), p.626 SIEC No: 19902019

This article hypothesises that nationswith higher suicide rates will have more publicity about suicide & individuals within that nation will be more likely to know someone that committed suicide. Thus, in those nations, the role of suggestion will be greater and suicide rates should increase more. Statistical findings in the U.S. were insignificant to confirm the hypothesis. Factors affecting the study are the mobility of residents and the ability for publicity to exceed state boundries.