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Conceptualization and measurement of celebrity worship.
TLDR
A model of celebrity worship is proposed based on psychological absorption (leading to delusions of actual relationships with celebrities, and addiction) and addiction (fostering the need for progressively stronger involvement to feel connected with the celebrity).
Rethinking a Glass Ceiling in the Hospitality Industry
Despite well-publicized exceptions, women are the minority in the highest levels of executive leadership—a phenomenon traditionally attributed to workplace barriers collectively termed the glass
Personality and coping: a context for examining celebrity worship and mental health.
TLDR
Findings suggest the utility of examining the relationship between celebrity worship and mental health within both personality and coping variables, which have practical implications for understanding and addressing mental health problems that may occur as the result of engaging in celebrity worship for intense-personal reasons.
A Cognitive Profile of Individuals Who Tend to Worship Celebrities
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It is suggested that cognitive deficits only help facilitate an individual's susceptibility to engage in celebrity worship, and not to exhibit verbal, visuospatial, and cognitive deficits related to flexibility and associative learning.
The Revised Transliminality Scale: Reliability and Validity Data From a Rasch Top-Down Purification Procedure
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The 17-item Revised Transliminality Scale (or RTS) is presented that corrects age and gender biases, is unidimensional by a Rasch criterion, and has a reliability of.
A CLINICAL INTERPRETATION OF ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH CELEBRITY WORSHIP
TLDR
Predictions and correlational analyses supported predictions and suggest that Eysenckian domains of personality may promote or hinder a person’s progression along the continuum of behaviors associated with celebrity worship.
Delusions of the paranormal: a haunting question of perception.
TLDR
The hypothesis that paranormal (poltergeist) experiences are delusions resulting from the affective and cognitive dynamics of percipients' interpretation of ambiguous stimuli was tested in two studies using a structural modeling approach and the model is proposed as a general framework for the understanding and study of delusions and contagious psychogenic illness.
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