Saturday, March 23, 2013

What is it with shows about hoarders?

There always seems to be one on.

Why do we watch them?

Finding pleasure in other people's misery is pretty warped.

1 comment:

  1. Reassuring ourselves that we / our houses aren't 'that bad'? Curiosity about the psychology that drives the behaviour?

    I liked the BCC series that aired on the ABC a little while ago. It focuses on the psychology underlying the behaviour and the treatment of it to generate positive behaviour changes rather than the ones from the USA that focus on the 'stuff' and getting a house habitable in 3 days otherwise the city officials will take over because of vermin complaints from the neighbours.