Year: 2009 Source: New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., (2009). p.231-243 SIEC No: 20100086

This chapter provides a quantitative review of the literature on fictional suicide (movies, novels, & plays) & its effects on contagion & imitative suicide in the real world. Hypotheses are tested on under what conditions the fictional stories will be most likely to elicit copycat effects. This study supplements a previous review which only examined nonfictional media role models (Stack, 2005). (64 refs.)