Medical Watch: The impact of selfies on your self-esteem

Alissa Haedt-Matt, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology and director of the IIT Eating Behaviors Lab

https://web.iit.edu/

https://eatingbehaviorslab.wixsite.com/eatingbehaviorslab

Friday, June 21 is National Selfie Day. While research shows that social media generally creates a sense of connectedness with others and can lead to improved mood, it has also shown that selfies could lead to worsening of mood including increased anxiety, more negative self-image and body attitudes. It doesn’t do that in everyone but happens for people more prone to risk factors, such as those who engage in a lot of appearance comparisons.

Illinois Institute of Technology

10 West 35th Street

Chicago, IL 

312.567.3000

Eating Behaviors Lab

3424 S. State St., 

Tech South Building, Rm 1A7-1

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.