Research: Selfies and Self-Esteem

Science Blog: Link found between selfie viewing and decreased self-esteem. “Frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites like Facebook is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life satisfaction, according to Penn State researchers in mass communications. ‘Most of the research done on social network sites looks at the motivation for posting and liking content, but we’re now starting to look at the effect of viewing behavior,’ said Ruoxu Wang, graduate student in mass communications.”

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