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Explanations for intense fandom (celebrity worship)- Absorption addiction model

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Stage 1- absorption: the individual's attention is entirely focused on the
celebrity and they try and find out everything about him or her.
Stages 2- addiction: the individual; craves greater closeness to the chosen
celebrity and becomes increasingly…

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Evidence is based on self reports: these have issues with social
desirability bias as people can lie on a questionnaire in order to fit in with
expectations of society or social norms. This causes the conclusions to be
possibly invalid.
Description not explanation: as it doesn't say why…

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