Celebrity obsession

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Celebrity obsession syndrome is a serious concern for the society in modern times. In this paper we will describe celebrity syndrome is not good thing for individuals and as a whole for the society. Media plays a big role in our everyday lives. There are televisions [as well as magazines, movies, ads, billboards, newspapers. etc.] everywhere and media regulates every action of the public through the use of these. The idea at play is that media enters our everyday lives of to the degrees of defying who we are, what we do, how we do it, who are heroes and role models are, etc. The focus of media shapes our routines and it regulates individuals' thoughts and opinions. (Maltby 1157-72)People that are celebrity obsessions are overly involved with an individual in the media. This study examined the relationship between individuals' cognitive flexibility and their tendency to obsession celebrities. There appears to be a growing interest in celebrities in terms of fans and media coverage.

There is also growing evidence to suggest that celebrity obsession may be of interest to social scientists. Recent research suggests that it occurs more in adolescents or young adults than older persons; celebrity obsessions are more likely to value a "game-laying" love style, and celebrity obsession is negatively associated with some aspects of religiosity. (Larson 535-50) Celebrity obsessions report lower psychological well-being than non-obsessions, particularly problems with social dysfunction, depression, and anxiety. However, celebrity obsession is at best only very weakly associated with shyness and loneliness. (Martin 58-67)So now Michael Jackson is a social scientist. Here we see demonstrated one of the most baffling of American cultural mysteries. Someone strokes 30 home runs or makes a movie that earns the ultra-bucks, or, in Jackson's case, achieves legendary status as a high-tech troubadour, and that person naturally...