Mediated Voyeurism and the Guilty Pleasure of Consuming Reality Television

@article{Baruh2010MediatedVA,
  title={Mediated Voyeurism and the Guilty Pleasure of Consuming Reality Television},
  author={Lemi Baruh},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={201 - 221}
}
  • L. Baruh
  • Published 31 August 2010
  • Engineering
  • Media Psychology
Media commentators have frequently argued that the rising popularity of reality programs stems from the show's ability to accommodate television viewers' voyeuristic needs. However, extant literature provides inconsistent evidence regarding the relationship between voyeurism and consumption of reality programs. This article expands on work by Baruh (2009) showing that voyeurism and social comparison tendency were positively associated with consumption of reality programming. After controlling… Expand
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