psychologist wants study of reality TV’s effects on participants.

psychologist wants study of reality TV’s effects on participants.
Saying that he thinks contestants “might actually be damaged by taking part” in a reality TV show, psychologist Oliver James wants a study so the results “could be used to screen our vulnerable people.”
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.