The attraction of a celebrity - Social Psychological explanations

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Define a celebrity (intro)
A person of distinction or fame. The attract the media. They have entertaining personality / the source of entertainment themselves.
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What did Horton & Wohl say a parasocial relationship is? (AO1)
Relationship with someone you havnt met - creates the illusion of a relationship. The target is usually unaware of the person who has created the relationship.
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Why are PSR's attractive? (AO1) - Ashe & McCutcheon.
No demands - No risk of rejection or criticism as it isnt real.
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How are PSR's formed? (AO1) - Schiappa et al
Meta analysis. Most likely formed with TV celeb similar and attractive to individual. Celebs = real and act in believable way = viewers can compare how they act in similar situation. PSR usually in adolescents but no evidence age is a predictor.
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PSR's are seen to be dysfunctional - formed on basis of loneliness. Research doesnt support this ... (AO2)
Schiappa = meta analysis = loneliness not predictor. Sood & Rogers = Those who are more social, more likely to have PSR. (They engage in social groups about target individual)
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What are the benefits found in having a PSR? (AO2) Perse & Rubin
People exposed to same characters over + over = persieved reduction in uncertainty of social relationships. = models of social behaviour= can learn cultural values. (continuity hypothesis)
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What is the Absorbtion addiction model (AO1) - Giles & Maltby
Entertainment social = source of entertainment / Intense personal = intense and compulsive feelings / Borderline parasocial = uncontrollable fantasies, forms of extreme behaviour relating to celeb.
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What did Giles & Maltby suggest about the levels of absorbtion. (AO1)
Intense personal = can lead to positive PSR. Borderline pathological = can lead to them believing relationship is actually real.
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What did McCutcheon say about the different levels of absorbtion? (AO1)
Most dont go beyond entertainment social, but motivational forces may cause addiction and PSR formed.
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What did Giles and Maltby find about mental health and level of absorbtion (AO2).
Used EPQ to assess link between level and personality. Those of intense personal = neuroticism (experiencing negative emotional states) = depression = those with higher levels of absorbtion related to poor mental health.
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What did Horton & Wohl say a parasocial relationship is? (AO1)

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