Sharing selfies on social networks makes women feel more anxious and less attractive

Celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, lead them to show off their lavish lifestyles and normal people use them to document what they are doing on social media. The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects

Celebrities take them to showcase their lavish lifestyles, while the rest of us generally use them to document what we're doing on social media.

However, scientists have warned that sharing "selfies" makes women feel more anxious and less attractive.

It has this effect even when they are edited using filters so that they look exactly as they want, according to the study.

The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects.

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Celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, lead them to show off their lavish lifestyles and normal people use them to document what they are doing on social media. The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects

Celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, lead them to show off their lavish lifestyles and normal people use them to document what they are doing on social media. The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects

The scientists led by Jennifer Mills of the Department of Psychology at York University examined the behavior of taking and publishing selfies online.

His team studied 110 college psychology students who were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental conditions.

All participants were between 16 and 29 years old and had active accounts on Facebook or Instagram.

The people in the first group were taking and carrying an intact selfie; those in the second took and placed a favorite selfie and retouched in social networks and the third group was a control.

The team measured the mood and body image of the participants before and after manipulating the image.

They did this by asking the participants to quantify how they felt at that moment from "nothing" to "a lot". Included in the elements of humor were anxiety, depression and confidence.

Body image items included feelings of fatness, physical attractiveness and satisfaction with body size.

"The women who took and published selfies on social networks reported that they felt more anxious, less safe and less physically attractive after comparing them with those of the control group," the researchers wrote in the document published in Body Image.

"Harmful effects of the selfies were found even when the participants could resume and retouch their selfies.

Scientists have warned that sharing selfies makes women feel more anxious and less attractive. It has this effect even when they are edited using filters, according to the study. In the photo is a Beyonce selfie

Scientists have warned that sharing selfies makes women feel more anxious and less attractive. It has this effect even when they are edited using filters, according to the study. In the photo is a Beyonce selfie

Scientists have warned that sharing selfies makes women feel more anxious and less attractive. It has this effect even when they are edited using filters, according to the study. In the photo is a Beyonce selfie

The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects. The photo is a selfie of the singer Ariana Grande

The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects. The photo is a selfie of the singer Ariana Grande

The research is the first to show that taking and publishing selfies on social networks has adverse psychological effects. The photo is a selfie of the singer Ariana Grande

"This is the first experimental study that shows that taking and publishing selfies on social networks causes adverse psychological effects for women," the researchers wrote.

Earlier this year, it was discovered that selfies are causing more misery among school children than bullying, as they face the pressure of being thin on social media.

One study highlighted the new peer pressure on teens based on photos of their friends posted online.

While they may ignore famous celebrity selfies, seeing their friends online causes people to "question their bodies and their appearance."

Researchers at the University of Birmingham analyzed 1,300 responses from teenagers aged 13 to 18 in British schools to determine their attitude towards sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They found a new fashion that is 'thin and thick', with a small waistline but a big butt, which is the body shape of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

The tendency to take selfies, which focuses on body types like this, is leading some young people to develop & # 39; negative attitudes & # 39; when comparing his appearance with others of his age.

DO PEOPLE CAUSE MORE MISERY THAN INTIMIDATION?

Earlier this year, it was discovered that selfies are causing more misery among school children than bullying, as they face the pressure of being thin on social media.

One study highlighted the new peer pressure on teens based on photos of their friends posted online.

While they may ignore famous celebrity selfies, seeing their friends online causes people to "question their bodies and their appearance."

Researchers at the University of Birmingham analyzed 1,300 responses from teenagers aged 13 to 18 in British schools to determine their attitude towards sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They found a new fashion that is 'thin and thick', with a small waistline but a big butt, which is the body shape of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

The tendency to take selfies, which focuses on body types like this, is leading some young people to develop & # 39; negative attitudes & # 39; when comparing his appearance with others of his age.

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