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Who identifies with suicidal film characters? Determinants of identification with suicidal protagonists of drama films.

@article{Till2013WhoIW,
  title={Who identifies with suicidal film characters? Determinants of identification with suicidal protagonists of drama films.},
  author={B. Till and A. Herberth and G. Sonneck and P. Vitouch and T. Niederkrotenthaler},
  journal={Psychiatria Danubina},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          158-62
        }
}
  • B. Till, A. Herberth, +2 authors T. Niederkrotenthaler
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatria Danubina
  • BACKGROUND Identification with a media character is an influential factor for the effects of a media product on the recipient, but still very little is known about this cognitive process. This study investigated to what extent identification of a recipient with the suicidal protagonist of a film drama is influenced by the similarity between them in terms of sex, age, and education as well as by the viewer's empathy and suicidality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixty adults were assigned randomly to… CONTINUE READING

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