AbouTime: Psychologiest says celebrity worship can benefit people's self-esteem

Release Date: May 1, 2010

An article on AbouTime, a New Zealand magazine, about the psychology behind being a fan quotes Shira Gabriel, associate professor of psychology, who says celebrity worship can benefit people's self-esteem. "Because people form bonds in their mind with their favorite celebrities, they are able to assimilate the celebrity's characteristics in themselves and feel better about themselves when they think about that celebrity," she said.

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