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

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

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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.

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