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Evolutionary explanations into the attraction of celebrity: gossip theory


The exchange of social information about other group members might have been
adaptive for our ancestors when they started living in larger groups. This gossip
has been suggested to create bonds within social groups and serves as a…

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same in most countries. This supports the model as it shows the model accounts for
cultural differences.

Levin and Arlakes

There results showed that women spent more time to gossip about other people
(71% of women's conversations were gossip related compared to 64% of mens).
This gender difference…


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