Monday, 6 March 2017
American reality TV shows
We live lives which may be heavily influenced by our attachment or addiction to Celebrity culture and the lifestyles of a range of celebrities some of whom we become devoted to in an extraordinary way. We go to extremes in buying same celebrity brands such as hair products expensive make up, brands they in fact may not use at all , and shoes handbags and event trips to their holidays resorts in the chance of a real life glimpse of them. As a Psychologist who works with celebrity’s lifestyles and celebrity culture I often ask to what extent do the viewing public become addicted to these celebrities or allow their mere presence on screen to be the emotional regulator of your behaviour? How often to you become realistic or choose viewing wisely? Ask yourself if the hours spent viewing such programmes is simple entertainment or can it have any social influence over my behaviour? In relation to public health of the nation it’s wise to ask oneself how dependent are we on getting our fix.....