July 26, 2004

Are the Big Brother psychologists getting more inane?

Or is Psychology genuinely as stupefyingly self-evident as they make it appear? Straight from the Professor of No Shit, this week: 'Nadia has had trouble sleeping... Her sleeping patterns have been broken ... These are clear signs of insomnia.' Really? Fuck, they don't give you a Psychology doctorate for nothing, do they? Some other penetrating insights last night into how 'exposed' and 'isolated' the housemates feel (what, on a reality TV show in which they're denied contact with their family and friends? I can hardly believe it); and that old chestnut about 'Stockholm syndrome' (in which hostages form attachments to their captors). I'm sure they've trotted out that one every series since the first one...

Right. I won't mention BB again this series. I promise.

Posted by mark at July 26, 2004 07:42 PM | TrackBack

my favourite is from BB3: "Tears are a way for people to show their emotions"

Posted by: mark s at July 26, 2004 10:06 PM

not from the psychologists but my favourite ever big brother comment was when Anouska (first out last year) said that she "used to be addicted to passive smoking" - a gloriously confusing line.

Posted by: jed at July 26, 2004 10:31 PM

Lord knows what these psychologists would make of my latent desire to take Nadia up the arse in the middle of Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Posted by: Martin at July 26, 2004 10:54 PM

They'd probably have you down as a rapist, Martin.

Posted by: Barry Whitfield at July 27, 2004 09:53 AM

Err, yeh, TMI, Martin...

mark s: LOL. The thing I also enjoy about the psychologists is the way they way 'this is what psychologists call 'x'....where 'x' is without fail some high-falutin synonym for 'gettting angry' or something...

Posted by: mark at July 27, 2004 02:01 PM