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At 05:15 PM 11/01/02 +0000, you wrote:
> >"so the notion of people seeing acts as more legitimate because
> >others are seen to perform them is problematised."
>yes it is problematised - and as with anything in a complex multifaceted
>social world in which one or many events can have one or many outcomes,
>there can be no irrefutable evidence - the best we can do is produced
>narratives with internal and external consistency.
>TO this end there IS a wealth of laboratory experimental evidence that
>demonstrates disinhibition via media. You can dismiss such laboratory
>experiments of course because they are conducted in artificial conditions
>There IS also a wealth of natural experimental evidence that demonstrates
>effects expected by disinhibition - which you can also dismiss because not
>all variables are controlled for - precisely because they are conducted in
>the real world.
Classic one being the well documented spikes that occur in suicides right
after the suicide of some public person.
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