Evolutionary Explanations of celebrity attraction

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Miller (Creativity)
Sexual Selection - Mate choice int he environment of evolutionary adaptation could well have favoured courtship displays - Uniquely developed traits that have evolved in humans
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Shirashi et al (Creativity)
Discovered the enzyme that correlated with novelty-seeking tendancies - MAOM may explain our genetic origin for our attention to creative individuals
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Henrich (Creativity)
Argued that social learners would benefit most if they copied individuals who were highly successful of prestigious - If followers stay close to successful individuals this may benefit them through additional resources
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De Bakr (Celebrity Gossip)
Gossip strengthens social bonds - Media expose leads to misperception that celebrities were actually part of the social network thus explaining the interest in social gossip
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Barkow (Celebrity Gossip)
Our minds are fooled into regarding media characters as being members of our social network - Thus celebrities trigger the same gossip mechanisms that have evolved to keep up with the affairs of ingroup members
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Discovered the enzyme that correlated with novelty-seeking tendancies - MAOM may explain our genetic origin for our attention to creative individuals

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Shirashi et al (Creativity)

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Argued that social learners would benefit most if they copied individuals who were highly successful of prestigious - If followers stay close to successful individuals this may benefit them through additional resources

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Gossip strengthens social bonds - Media expose leads to misperception that celebrities were actually part of the social network thus explaining the interest in social gossip

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Our minds are fooled into regarding media characters as being members of our social network - Thus celebrities trigger the same gossip mechanisms that have evolved to keep up with the affairs of ingroup members

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