Selfies are putting young women at risk for depression, anxiety. Selfies, those self-portraits that are typically well-lit and heavily edited, and that proliferate on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, are responsible for a spike in depression and anxiety in women aged 16 to 24, according to a recent study conducted by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).
Statistics from the study show that 26 per cent of women between the ages of 16 and 24 reported common mental health symptoms including anxiety and depression, indicating a jump from 21 per cent reported in 2007. This makes young women three times as likely as males to suffer from selfie culture pressures, and makes them the most at-risk group for mental health issues. Forbes Welcome. Thanks for coming to Forbes.
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What is the Real Link between Selfies and Narcissism? Addiction To Selfies: A Mental Disorder? “Vous n’avez rien compris aux selfies” - 13 septembre 2015. André Gunthert occupe la chaire d’histoire visuelle à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).
Le chercheur, par ses travaux et avec ses élèves, est le premier à avoir fait de l’image numérique un objet d’étude à part entière. Une image qui s’est démocratisée, démultipliée, socialisée au mitan des années 2000, avec l’apparition des réseaux sociaux. “La photographie est devenue une pratique de niche au sein d’un univers plus vaste, celui de la communication électronique”, écrit André Gunthert dans son dernier ouvrage, “L’Image partagée” (éditions Textuel) qui vient de paraître.
Le chercheur, classé à gauche, y offre une lecture radicalement nouvelle de ce phénomène, au-delà des idées reçues. Le selfie, cet autoportrait au smartphone, est parfois regardé avec mépris du haut du balcon de la société. Look at Me! (the Sociology of Selfies) Really, they should be called backgroundies.
Because the "selfie" itself is always the same. Study Links Selfies To Narcissism And Psychopathy. Love 'em or hate 'em, selfies are harmless fun -- right?
Maybe not. According to new research, selfies can say a lot about your personality, and not in a good way. In a recent Ohio State University study, men who posted more photos of themselves online scored higher in measures of narcissism and psychopathy. The researchers asked 800 men between the ages of 18 and 40 to fill out an online questionnaire asking about their photo posting habits on social media. The survey included questions about how often they posted photos of themselves on social media, and about whether and how they edited photos before posting. Are Selfies a Sign of Narcissism and Psychopathy? Selfie sticks should be banned for massaging our self-obsession. It is just over 100 years since Sigmund Freud’s polemical claim that narcissism is not only a normal, but also an ubiquitous, personality trait.
“Loving oneself,” he argued, is the “libidinal complement to the egoism of the instinct of self-preservation”. In other words, we have evolved as selfish animals because our self-love is part of our adaptive survival toolkit. How This Generation's Obsession With Selfies Correlates With Mental Disorders. From young ages, our brains are trained to build confidence as we embrace the beauty in our flaws and our individuality.
However, in recent years, Whitney Houston's signature message seems to have gotten lost in translation. Two ongoing media trends are getting linked together as contributors to one another's affluent presence among this generation's culture: selfies and mental disorders. It may sound extreme, but expert psychologists are sharing their studies with the public and the results are concerning. Posting Too Many Facebook 'Selfies' Can Hurt Your Real-World Relationships, Study Says. A new study from the U.K. confirms what we've long suspected: Oversharing of Facebook photos is more than just a nuisance, and uploading a hundred "selfies" per day could very well be damaging to your real-world relationships.
The study found that both excessive photo sharing and sharing photos of a certain type makes almost everyone like you less. "This is because people, other than very close friends and relatives, don't seem to relate well to those who constantly share photos of themselves," explained Dr. 'Selfie Addiction' Is No Laughing Matter, Psychiatrists Say.
"Selfie" may be the 2013 word of the year, but for certain at-risk people, taking selfies just may be dangerous.
It seems that some people simply can't stop turning the camera their way for that perfect social media photo, and now psychologists say taking selfies can turn into an addiction for people already affected by certain psychological disorders. That certainly seems to apply to Danny Bowman. Why We Selfie. By Nicki Lisa Cole Updated November 25, 2014.
In March, 2014, Pew Research Center announced that over a quarter of Americans have shared a selfie online. Unsurprisingly, the practice of photographing oneself and sharing that image via social media is more common among Millennials (aged 18 to 33 at the time of the survey): more than one in two has shared a selfie. So have nearly a quarter of those classified as Generation X (loosely defined as those born between 1960 and the early 1980s). The selfie has gone mainstream.
Evidence of its mainstream nature is seen in other aspects of our culture too.