Year: 1990 Source: Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press, 1990. p.107-120 SIEC No: 19950389

In 1974, Phillips proposed a suggestion-imitation model of suicide. This chapter reviews the recent work on the imitation model. Discussion on real versus fictional suicides, audience identification with the suicide victim, & the effect of the mood of the audience is presented. A brief discussion of research on the pre-television period is also included. Stack says there are issues in each of these areas that are unaddressed; these can serve as points of departure for future research. (46 refs.)