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Explanations for the attraction to celebrities- parasocial relationships

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A parasocial relationship is an entirely one sided relationship between two people in which
one person feels strongly attached emotionally to the other person, who is typically
unaware of the existence of the first person.

These are the…

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taken off air and their reactions were similar to those who experienced the end of a
real relationship.


Evidence for it- Egal and Cohen found that fans were depressed when the `friends' TV
series was cancelled.
Thomson found that prosocial relationships were almost as good as real…




A good summary of explanations for celebrity - always a slightly tricky topic to write about!

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