We channel people, from celebs to celebrated social media people we’ve never met for a number of reasons – the concept of channeling others in a one-sided relationship is called Parasocial Relationships. Beyond the basketball community, people channeled Kobe Bryant for many reasons, some not so positive. Listen as Timothy Maurice shares the psychology of why many channeled Kobe, and how you should interrogate who you channel.

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Beyond Kobe: How We Use People We Don't Know

 

Beyond Kobe: How We Use People We Don’t Know

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