Celebrity-obsessed People Are Less Intelligent, New Study Boldly Claims
Obsessed with Kim Kardashian’s butt? Can’t get enough of Bennifer getting back together? Chances are you’re an idiot — at least according to Hungarian academics.
New research has deemed people obsessed with Hollywood gossip and A-list celebs to be not that smart —
which will surely come as a blow to those who love poring over the pages of tabloid magazines and tuning into reality TV.
The study, published in BMC Psychology late last year, asserts that “there is a direct association between celebrity worship and
poorer performance on cognitive tests” measuring both literacy and numeracy.
The study asked 1,763 Hungarian adults to undertake a 30-word vocabulary test and a digit symbol substitution test, before completing a
“Celebrity Attitude Scale” questionnaire to determine their levels of interest in famous people.
It’s unclear whether celebrity worshipping is a cause or consequence of low cognitive function. The researchers say, therefore, further study is required.
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