Media - SS3 - Psychology of Celebrity - Attraction of Celebrity - Evolutionary Explanations

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Which 2 psychologists support exolutionary explanations of celeb attraction?
De Backer et al and Fieldman
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What did De Backer find about interest in celebrity gossip?
It is a by-product of an evolved mechanism useful for acquiring fitness relevant survival informatio
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According to Fieldman, why do women find male celebs attractive?
As of qualities advertising toughness, stamina and high levels of testosterone - all indicators of good genetic quality and ability to provide resources
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What is a problem with the sample?
Biased - estrocentric = can't generalise the idea that males are attracted as of evolutionary factors
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Why does the theory explain a universal interest in celebs?
Must be an innate trait, considering across the world people are fascinated by them = can't be learned
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What is the theory based on?
Scientific principles - proven that traits have evolved, so much easier to test
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What can't it explain?
Individual differences - not everyone is attracted to the same people, and some aren't bothered at all = should all be the same if evolutionary
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