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Glorifying the Simple Life

Analyses of Socio-Psychological Constructs in the Context of Reality TV

Authors: Hammes, Eva Katharina

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The analysis identifies the four socio-psychological constructs identification with a media character, schadenfreude, social comparison, and vicarious embarrassment, as important responses in the context of reality TV. Besides numerous determinants, these constructs are also linked to consequences. In particular, Eva Katharina Hammes identifies schadenfreude and identification as positive responses for the viewer. Vicarious embarrassment is found to be a rather complex response that elicits diverse consequences. Social comparison with its upward and downward forms was found to be very important during the consumption of reality TV programs and also serves as a moderator for the relationship between the identified determinants and associated socio-psychological constructs.

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Eva Katharina Hammes studied Information Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau. After receiving her master's degree, she joined the working group for Media and Service Management at the University of Koblenz-Landau as a doctoral student. In September 2015, Eva Katharina Hammes joined the Chair of General Management and Marketing of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena as a research assistant. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Glorifying the Simple Life
Book Subtitle
Analyses of Socio-Psychological Constructs in the Context of Reality TV
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-14364-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-14364-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-14363-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 236
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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