Psychology of Celebrity Worship

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Who suggested the Celebrity Attitude Scale?
Maltby (2006)
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What are the 3 aspects of celebrity worship suggested by the Celebrity Attitude Scale?
Entertainment Social, Intense Personal, Borderline Pathological
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What characteristics define the Entertainment Social stage of celebrity worship?
The celebrity is a source of entertainment and social interaction, Considered harmless, 15% of adults
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What characteristics define the Intense Personal stage of celebrity worship?
Loneliness or a life events may push someone to this level, Intense compulsive feelings about the celebrity, Felt that if something bad happens to the celebrity it will effect themselves
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What characteristics define the Borderline Pathological stage of celebrity worship?
Those with poor mental health may go on to this level, Believed that there is a real relationships between the celebrity and themselves, Could lead to stalking, 2% of adults
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Who carried out research involving celebrity worship and mental health?
Maltby (2001)
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What were the findings of Maltby's research involving celebrity worship and mental health?
Entertainment Social correlated with social dysfunction, Intense Personal correlated with depression and anxiety, Borderline Pathological correlated with pathological behaviour
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How did Maltby collect their data in their research involving celebrity worship and mental health?
The 34 item scale of the Celebrity Attitude Scale and the General Health Questionnaire on 307 male and female participants
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Who carried out research involving celebrity worship and religiosity?
Maltby (2002)
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What were the results of Maltby's research involving celebrity worship and religiosity?
As religiosity increased, scores on the CAS decreased
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How did Maltby collect their data on their research involving celebrity worship and religiosity?
The Celebrity Attitude Scale and the Quest Scale
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Who carried out research involving celebrity worship and work?
Chung & Yue (2003)
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What were the results of Chung & Yue's research?
Idol worship was associated with lower levels of work/study as well as poor self esteem and identity achievement
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How did Chung & Yue collect their data?
A telephone study of 833 Chinese teenagers
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Who carried out research involving celebrity worship syndrome and maladaptive behaviours?
Phillips (1974)
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What were the results of Phillips' research?
Celebrity suicide was often followed by an increase in suicide by members of the general population
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How does Phillips' research support use of the Celebrity Attitude Scale?
The Celebrity Attitude Scale may be a good method of identifying who could potentially be a suicide risk
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Why does Maltby's research involving celebrity worship and mental health have methodological issues?
The General Health Questionnaire was used to assess psychological wellbeing but because this questionnaire is designed for non-clinical populations it often misses out extreme behaviour so could miss out characteristics of Borderline Pathological
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How is Maltby's research into celebrity worship and mental health contradict Schiappa's and Sood & Rogers' research?
Parasocial relationships have similarities with the Entertainment Social stage of the Celebrity Attitude Scale, Maltby's results suggest that the Entertainment Social stage correlates with social dysfunction but Schiappa's and Sood & Rogers' suggest that
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