Media - SS3 - Psychology of Celebrity - Intense Fandom - RS into Celebrity Stalking

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Which 3 psychologists have done research into celeb stalking?
Bartholomew & Horowitz, Tonin and Roberts
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Which attachment style did Bartholomew & Horowitz identify?
Pre-occupied in which ppl have a negative self-model and a positive other-model, so they actively seek validation from others
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What is this attachment style linked to?
Celebrity stalking
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What does this suggest?
There is a relationship between attachment style and stalking behaviour
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What other factors may be involved?
Social learning - being vicariously reinforced in order to get rewards and attention
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What did Tonin measure using questionnaires?
Stalkers' retrospective childhood attachment styles who were detained under the mental health act
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What were these ppl compared to?
Ppl detained for other mental health reasons and a non-clinical sample
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What did stalkers have?
Higher levels of insecure attachment
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What does this support?
The findings of Bartholomew and Horowitz
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What is a problem with the data?
It is retrospective = may not remember accurate details about childhood
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Who did Roberts find to be more prone to celeb stalking?
Ppl with low self-esteem, which links to pre-occupied attachment style, who were motivated to approach others for self-validation
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What PAs are there?
Use therapy to try and alter ppl's attachment styles & help ppl with low self esteem to stop them beginning to stalk celebs
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What is it hard to define?
Exactly what stalking it = may be more difficult to find out about the causes of celeb stalking
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