Are you a fan of Kim Kardashian? Do you dream of seeing Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston together again? If so, you are one of the people addicted and you read all the gossip carefully. Nevertheless, a Hungarian study has shown that people obsessed with celebrities are stupid.
People addicted to less intelligent people?
With social networks, it is now easy to follow the lives of our favorite stars. This is how you surely know everything about the divorce of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. You have also closely followed the Britney Spears case and the end of her guardianship. Celebrities have no secrets for you and you can spend long hours hanging out on people’s sites to read all the gossip.
If knowing the lives of celebrities is part of the general culture, a study has hurt people addicted to people. Indeed, an analysis published in the journal BMC Psychology at the end of 2021 states that“there is a direct association between the cult of celebrity and poorer performance on cognitive tests,” the New York Post said.
For this study, scientists asked 1763 Hungarian adults to take a 30-word vocabulary test. Then, they had to do a digital symbol substitution test before filling out a“Celebrity Attitude Scale” questionnaire, to determine the level of interest for the stars.
A study that proves nothing
Respondents had to answer “yes” or “no” to a series of questions about their relationship with celebrities. Questions include, “I’m obsessed with the details of my favorite celebrity’s life”, or“If I had the chance to meet my favorite celebrity, and she asked me to do something illegal, I probably would.” Wacky questions to prove people’s addiction rate to stars…
The researchers found that people with a high level of interest in people performed lower on the cognitive ability test. They later tried to find out how old these people were and their level of education.
This study is however to be taken with tweezers because no one can really prove that addicts to people are less intelligent. “Our research does not prove that developing a powerful obsession with one’s favorite celebrity results in lower results on cognitive tests,” said one of the scientists. So don’t be ashamed if you like to read gossip every morning at breakfast! Do above all what you love!Don’t miss interesting posts on Onnewslive