Reality-Based Television Programming and the Psychology of Its Appeal

@inproceedings{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},
  year={2003}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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