Viewing love through Hollywood's lens

Jul 8, 2014

Lippman says those who view romantic media as close to reality have more romanticized ideas about love.
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Love. Is it destiny, something that conquers all, or something that requires work and compromise? Chances are your answer depends on what kinds of TV shows and movies you like to watch according to a new study. A group of University of Michigan researchers recently published a paper that examines the connection between romantic media and real-life perceptions of love and romance.

 Julia Lippman is the study's lead author and a postdoctoral research fellow from the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychology. She joins us to discuss the findings.