Celebrity Obsession




   The Media’s Role in
      Teen Identity
Celebrity Culture
What characterizes teen-celebrity relationships?



                    Involvement

    defined as the degree to which an...
one-sided relationships



• relationships are mediated by the media
• parasocial relationships (celebrities are
  seen as...
How does the Celebrity Attitudes Scale divide
          audience involvement?

Entertainment-Social Values
adolescents see...
intense-personal feelings
fans start to view celebrities as friends, becoming intimately
involved with celebrities lives
a...
Borderline-pathological tendencies



extreme expression of involvement with celebrities


willingness to do anything for ...
American teens and the
        Media
Is adolescents’ involvement with celebrities
           positive or negative?
Does it matter who the
     celebrity is?
“Best” Teen Influences
How is the Internet
changing teen-celebrity
    relationships?
Reality TV
• Does the shrinking distance between TV
  and ‘reality’, and between the famous
  and the ‘ordinary’, mean tha...
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  • Celebrity Obsession: The Media and Teen Identity

    1. 1. Celebrity Obsession The Media’s Role in Teen Identity
    2. 2. Celebrity Culture
    3. 3. What characterizes teen-celebrity relationships? Involvement defined as the degree to which an individual actively participates in decoding a media message Teens are active seekers rather than passive receivers of information
    4. 4. one-sided relationships • relationships are mediated by the media • parasocial relationships (celebrities are seen as friends) • non-reciprocal (celebrities are not aware of the individual fan)
    5. 5. How does the Celebrity Attitudes Scale divide audience involvement? Entertainment-Social Values adolescents seek information about celebrities to conform to social norms and to fantasy- escape from reality
    6. 6. intense-personal feelings fans start to view celebrities as friends, becoming intimately involved with celebrities lives admiration translates into aspirations to look, behave and think like celebrities
    7. 7. Borderline-pathological tendencies extreme expression of involvement with celebrities willingness to do anything for a celebrity even if the activities violate the law death of a fave celebrity could lead fans to feel like dying
    8. 8. American teens and the Media
    9. 9. Is adolescents’ involvement with celebrities positive or negative?
    10. 10. Does it matter who the celebrity is?
    11. 11. “Best” Teen Influences
    12. 12. How is the Internet changing teen-celebrity relationships?
    13. 13. Reality TV • Does the shrinking distance between TV and ‘reality’, and between the famous and the ‘ordinary’, mean that we need to reconsider our understanding of what kind of cultural apparatus the media has become?
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