The celebrity worship scale the celebrity worship scale was introduced by mccutcheon, lange, and houran in 2002 2 this scale was initially developed from items contained in several pre-existing scales of celebrity worship subsequent analyses indicated that 17 items were fundamental to the scale. Celebrity worship and the american mind by donna rockwell, psyd we, as the viewing audience, are drawn to celebrities and famous people in ways we are not even aware.
But what drives our endless fascination with celebrity worship and more important, can its enticing seduction ever be harmful to our health the answer, it seems, depends a lot on who is doing the worshipping - and the reasons why. Three types of celebrity worship the study of around 700 people aged 18 to 60 discovered that there were three types of celebrity worship syndrome those with a mild affliction were likely to be extroverts, with a lot of friends their worst symptom - at least for their friends - was a passion for talking about their chosen celebrity.
When you put human beings on a pedestal, you're going to be let down 100% of the time as it turns out support us: facebook. However, the real issue may be that some of us clearly handle the impact of that dna better than others that's precisely the finding of several studies that helped establish the idea of celebrity worship as a recognizable mental health problem for some. Celebrity worship for purely entertainment purposes likely reflects an extraverted personality and is most likely a healthy past time for most people this type of celebrity worship involves harmless behaviors such as reading and learning about a celebrity.
And now new scientific research has found that celebri-crushes are not only common but maybe even healthy: a study published sept 10 suggests that the act of celebrity worship may be a boon to some people's self-esteem.
Worship this, in my opinion, is where we as a society begin to go wrong among researchers, “celebrity worship” is an academic term that refers to a continuum of unhealthy personal responses to celebrity status—ranging from attraction to uncontrollable behaviors and fantasies. The most extreme descriptions of celebrity worship exhibit borderline pathological behavior and traits of psychoticism this type of celebrity worship may involve empathy with a celebrity's failures and successes, obsessions with the details of a celebrity's life, and over-identification with the celebrity.
A new age of celebrity worship in this photo provided by twentieth century fox, as john smith (brad pitt) and jane smith (angelina jolie) do a sexy tango, more of their secrets are uncovered in. This type of celebrity worship involves harmless behaviors such as reading and learning about a celebrity intense personal attitudes towards celebrities, however, reflect traits of neuroticism the most extreme descriptions of celebrity worship exhibit borderline pathological behavior and traits of psychoticism. Celebrity worship syndrome (cws) is an obsessive addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal and professional life.