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Psychology unit 4 media revision




Evolutionary explanations into the attraction of celebrity

Gossip theory

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Early humans lived in social groups and in order to survive and reproduce,
alliances were made which were first achieved through grooming but when humans
developed the ability to speak this developed through gossip. Gossip…

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Found that women spend more time gossiping than men as 71% of women's
conversation is related to gossip compared to 64% of men's conversation. This
gender difference is not explained by the theory.

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