Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal

@article{Nabi2003RealityBasedTP,
  title={Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal},
  author={Robin L. Nabi and Erica Biely and Sara J. Morgan and Carmen R. Stitt},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={303 - 330}
}
Despite the general presence of reality-based television programming for more than a decade and its recent increasing popularity, the extant literature on the phenomenon is limited. In Study 1, we considered how the viewing public constructs the so-called genre of reality-based TV. Multidimensional space analysis based on the Q-sort responses of 38 city residents indicated reality-based TV shows (a) are largely distinct from most major programming genres, although they do not form a… 

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