Research + News | Topic: Selfies

Study Suggests That Excessive Self-Presentation On Instagram Can Backfire

New research provides evidence that how people present themselves on Instagram can influence how many “likes” they receive. Read the article here.

Selfies Could Be A Source Of Anxiety And Body Shame For Teen Girls

Researchers say stressing over which selfies to post could become problematic. Read the article here.

When Parents Should Worry About Teen Girls Sharing Selfies

When adolescent girls spend too much time agonizing over which photo of themselves to post, or rely heavily on editing apps to alter their images, there may be cause for concern. Read the article here.

‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’: Seeking Selfie Perfection

Now, more and more people want to look like themselves — a phone-edited version of themselves, that is. Read the article here.

‘Slofies’ Are A Thing Now, Thanks To Apple’s New iPhone 11

Those who buy the new phones will have the ability to take slow-motion selfies, which, it declared, are now officially known as “Slofies.” Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.