Attention all Survivor fans: I just finshed reading a very insightful and very interesting book on our favorite television show that I think you will all enjoy. You can purchase it by clicking on the link to ther right. Its called THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVOR and here is the gist of what its about from the Amazon description:
From situational ethics and tribal loyalties to stress and body image, this collection of essays employs cutting-edge psychology to delve into the dynamics of the hit television show Survivor. Containing new thoughts and theories on the past 13 seasons of the show—which many consider the mother of reality television—this analysis looks at the root behaviors and emotions that come to light while people are being filmed competing for a large sum of money while stranded on a deserted island. Insight into the program’s psychodynamics explores why macho alpha males rarely win, what makes fellow survivors like one another, and why the behavior of certain players, such as Rob Cesternino, became infamous.
This sounded intriguing to me and I got to say it was a very easy page turner that all Survivor fans will love. Here are a couple of additional reviews:
"As a huge Survivor fan I was interested to see what Psychologists had to say about the game and the people that play it - and was facinated by the points the essay writers came up with. If you are interested in psychology or just interested in Suvivor you will love this book. Sometimes the observations made are really humorous and make you laugh, other times really infomative and make you think. Although a great recycler of books (by giving away or selling them on) I have kept this one so that when I watch the show in years to come either new seasons or old seaons I can refer back to the book for interest sake."
"GREAT BOOK FOR A SURVIVOR FAN! A MUST READ FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO GO ON THE SHOW!"