What are Parasocial Relationships? The Pros and Cons of One-Sided Affection

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Have you ever become emotionally invested in a celebrity, fictional character, athlete, or social media influencer, despite never having met them in person? Well, that’s a type of parasocial relationship! Parasocial relationships are a relatively new concept in the field of psychology. These relationships are a one-sided connection that individuals form with media figures, such […]