Are You Missing a Favorite TV Show or Character?

Dr. Nancy Joins The Today Show on NBC to Tell You Why!

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Psychologist Nancy Mramor says we sometimes feel intense grief because we allow ourselves to become so invested.

“Once you connect with characters and let them into your living room they become, in your mind, like a part of your family, and you begin to develop the kinds of emotions you would have toward a family member,” said Mramor, who studies the impact of media and film and is in private practice in Pittsburgh. “So when they do something you don’t like, you are more forgiving. They can act badly and you let them off the hook. Once you start making excuses for a character on screen, you know you’ve identified with them.” READ MORE

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