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Psychol Rep. 2009 Aug;105(1):3-10.

Memes and suicide.

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The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ 08240-0195, USA. lesterd@stockton.edu

Abstract

The concept of memes is analyzed, and its applicability to suicidology explored. Proposals are made for possible memes implicated in suicidal behavior. A classification of suicidal memes is proposed and the relationship between memes and archetypes of suicide is discussed. It is suggested that the terminology of meme theory can sharpen research into imitation effects in suicide.

PMID:
19810429
DOI:
10.2466/PR0.105.1.3-10
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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