The Psychology of Survivor by Richard J. Gerrig
Leading Psychologists Take an Unauthorized Look at the Most Elaborate Psychological Experiment Ever Conducted . . . Survivor! (Psychology of Popular Culture)

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A decade into the 21st century and many trends have already come and gone, but America can’t seem to turn off or get enough of reality television. Many fans and critics alike consider “Survivor” to be the first (and the best) reality program out there. From its debut in the summer of 2000 to the eagerly anticipated and controversial 13th season coming in the fall of 2006, millions tune in each week, and the appeal doesn’t seem to be fading. Psychology of Survivor is out to answer a few questions. From situational ethics to tribal loyalties, from stress and body image to loneliness and family structures, Psychology of Survivor is a broad look at cutting-edge psychological issues view through the lens of “Survivor.” Even more, Psychology of Survivor provides psychological insights into the dynamics of “Survivor,” explaining why macho alpha males rarely win, keys to getting your fellow survivors to like you, and the dreaded Rob Cestaries Factor. The third book in BenBella Book’s Psychology of Popular Culture series is accessible yet interesting, smart yet entertaining, Psychology of Survivor will appeal to millions of “Survivor” fans and psychology enthusiasts alike.

About Richard J. Gerrig

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Richard J. Gerrig, PhD,is a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University whose primary research focuses on readers' experiences of narrative worlds. He is the coauthor of the introductory textbook,Psychology and Life.
Published July 11, 2007 by Smart Pop. 227 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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