PsyPost: Longitudinal study shows how parasocial relationships changed over time during the COVID-19 pandemic

PsyPost: Longitudinal study shows how parasocial relationships changed over time during the COVID-19 pandemic. “People can form strong social bonds with celebrities and fictional characters who they do not personally know, a phenomenon known as a parasocial relationship. New research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships provides evidence that these parasocial bonds were strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.”

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