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This slideshow is about Celebrity Worship Syndrome; its effects on people and its presence in the media. When does talking about your favourite celebrity turn into obsession? Find out here.

This slideshow is about Celebrity Worship Syndrome; its effects on people and its presence in the media. When does talking about your favourite celebrity turn into obsession? Find out here.

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  • 1. Celebrity Worship Syndrome 1
  • 2. 2
  • 3. Definition
    • Celebrity Worship syndrome can be defined as “an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overtly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life.” (Wikipedia)
    • Psychologists from the U.K. have determined three levels of Celebrity Worship:
    • Entertainment-Social: people who enjoy a certain celebrity because of their talents, and enjoy talking about this celebrity with others. (the healthy level)
    • Intense-Personal : intense and compulsive, with obsessive tendencies, the person believes they share a special bond with their favourite celebrity.
    • Borderline-Pathological: uncontrollable fantasies and thoughts about a celebrity, believing that their celebrity would come to their rescue if they needed help, etc. (the unhealthy level)
    • ( Source: Wikipedia )
  • 4.
    • Do you have real relationships in your life?
    • Does following your favourite celebrity disrupt your life? (Do you stop interaction with family and friends to follow your celebrity?)
    • Do you think your favourite celebrity is personally connected to you?
    • If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to seek help about your obsession!
    • (Source: Associated Content)
    3- a photo of Britney Spears’ obsessed fan, Chris Crocker See Video: http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc How to tell if you’re Obsessed:
  • 5. Attitudes Toward Celebrities Taken from a study by Dr. John Maltby of 3000 people and their attitudes toward celebrities. Source: BBC Health Chart created in Microsoft Excel
  • 6. Celebrity News
    • It is recognized that hero worship is a natural human phenomenon
    • Celebrity magazines aid people in their obsession
    • “ when we are completely vulnerable, they sell us the image even harder — from headlines that titillate us with "celebrity secrets," to the books, diets, cosmetics, foods, jewelry, and clothes that promise we'll be closer to the ones we adore.” (CBS News)
    • They also air out all of the stars’ dirty laundry, making fans susceptible to mimicking their heroes problems; which can be very dangerous – ie. Drugs, alcohol problems
    • (Source: CBS News)
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  • 7. Celebrity Magazine Circulation ( 2007 ) Data Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EPF/is_/ai_n24921951) Chart created in Microsoft Excel
  • 8. 5
  • 9. But Don’t Worry, It Could be a Healthy Interest
    • Following a celebrity can be a healthy interest that may actually better our lives
    • If your celebrity is a good role model, and you strive to imitate them, then you will be a good person in turn
    • “ Experts say hero worship can yield even more positive results when celebrities take to the streets with campaigns that encourage good health — and ultimately help convince us to personally make changes in our own lives.” (CBS News)
    • When it comes down to it, as long as admiring a celebrity does not replace your own life, you don’t need to worry.
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  • 10. References
    • Images:
    • 1- http://socialitelife.celebuzz.com/images/2008/02/sienna_miller_021208_12-thumb.jpg
    • 2- http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/i/Paris_Hilton_Can_Can_Dadeland2.jpg
    • 3- http://josearroyo.org/files/page1_blog_entry109_1.jpg
    • 4- http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://bp2.blogger.com/_Wrd1savqjoU/R81DJJ-_gvI/AAAAAAAAAMs/t9DNNGXEoe0/s400/ap_tabliod_wars_070518_ms.jpg&imgrefurl=http://spiralbutterfly.blogspot.com/2008/03/top-five-celebrity-magazines.html&h=300&w=400&sz=45&hl=en&start=9&usg=__YdJjOkzsXYQrh74NtuA7_9i1DbM=&tbnid=DuyTp1X9Zi6vmM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcelebrity%2Bmagazines%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
    • 5- http://socialitelife.celebuzz.com/images/2007/07/spears_paparazzi-thumb.jpg
    • 6- http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/ap/c0e00b84-7649-4933-9852-f611a7927dc1.widec.jpg
    Content: Bouchez, Collette. &quot;A New Age of Celebrity Worship.&quot; CBS News . 03 Mar. 2006.CBS.2 Oct. 2008 <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/03/03/health/webmd/main1366162_page3.shtml>. &quot;Celebrity Worship Syndrome.&quot; Wikipedia . June 2007. Wikipedia. 2 Oct. 2008 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/celebrity_worship_syndrome>. Davis, Jonita. &quot;Celebrity Worship Syndrome: Do You Have it?&quot; 25 July 2007. 2 Oct. 2008 <http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/312088/celebrity_worship_syndrome_do_you_have.html?cat =49>. Parks, Kaylynn, and Ky Sissin. &quot;Star gazing: do paparazzi have too much freedom.&quot; 3 Mar. 2008. 2 Oct. 2008 <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0epf/is_/ai_n24921951>. &quot;Worshipping Celebrities 'Brings Success'&quot; BBC News . 13 Aug. 2003.BBC.2 Oct. 2008 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3147343.stm>.