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Nancy A. Rudd, Ohio State University

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SPA

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Reality television is a genre of television programming featuring the “real lives” of people in a continuing situation or competition. This genre began in the 1970s, growing over the past decade to include sub-genres of dating/ courtship, survivor challenges, appearance makeovers, celebrities, dream jobs, and talent competitions. Inherent in these reality shows are suggestions of cultural norms of behavior, attractiveness and preferred ways of presenting the self through dress.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Reality TV as a Teaching Tool for Psychosocial Constructs of Appearance

Reality television is a genre of television programming featuring the “real lives” of people in a continuing situation or competition. This genre began in the 1970s, growing over the past decade to include sub-genres of dating/ courtship, survivor challenges, appearance makeovers, celebrities, dream jobs, and talent competitions. Inherent in these reality shows are suggestions of cultural norms of behavior, attractiveness and preferred ways of presenting the self through dress.

 

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