RE: Wildebeest !!

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 19:36:24 BST

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    Greetings, Vincent,
    Can you (or anyone else) give me some references to Marsden's work on
    suicide contagion? It may be very helpful.


    > > Seeing individuals as the sole focus of behaviour ignores the fact
    > >that decisions about the acceptability of behaviour is based on
    > >society-wide
    > >decision making processes. If you have a society in which gun
    > ownership is
    > >seen as a fundamental right then gun related deaths will follow. Social
    > >context is vital for individual decision making processes. Hence, for
    > >example, the suicide contagion proponents like Paul Marsden make the case
    > >for a relationship between high profile acts of suicide providing a
    > >legitimate context for potential sucide committers to also do it.
    > >
    > > Vincent

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