Research + News | Topic: Selfies
Sep 6, 2019
Research Looks At How Snapchat Filters Affect Self-Image
A study set out to find if selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self. Read the article here.
May 22, 2019
Perfect Selfies Are All Over Facebook, Instagram And Snapchat. They’re Killing Us
People are literally risking their lives for the “gram.” So what could be so worth it to risk it all for a sensational self-portrait? Read the article here.
May 8, 2019
Selfies: A Different Take On Reality
Sometimes just have to put the phone down and admire the view across the harbor. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Surgery For The Sake Of Selfies? What A Recent Trend In Cosmetic Surgery Tells Us About Our Self-Absorbed Culture
Listen to Albert Mohler talk about plastic surgery and the selfie culture on his The Briefing podcast. Listen to the episode or read the transcript here.
Feb 8, 2019
Selfie Harm: How Teens Edit Their Own Images To Be ‘Social Media Ready’
Teens were asked to use an app to edit and filter their images. Thankfully a majority of the students said they actually preferred their original portraits. Read the article here.
Jan 30, 2019
Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness
The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. Read the rest of the article here.
Jan 29, 2019
Faking It: How Selfie Dysmorphia Is Driving People To Seek Surgery
Filters have never been more prevalent – and it’s leading some people to have fillers, Botox and other procedures. What’s behind the obsessive pursuit of a flawless look? Read the article here.
Jun 20, 2018
What A New Study Reveals About Selfies And Teenage Body Image
From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and Snapchat, it’s no secret social media has become a common form of communication, but have you ever left your feeds feeling bad about yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Read the rest of the article here.
May 4, 2016
Indian Teen Accidentally Kills Himself In Selfie Tragedy
A teenager in India has died after accidentally shooting himself while posing for a selfie with a loaded handgun held to his head, police said Tuesday. Read the article here.
Mar 25, 2016
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
Christianity Today interviews author Nancy Jo Sales are her new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. Read the interview here.