“The selfie is narcissisticbut only in the senseit‟s showing something aboutyourself.”- Dr. Tama LeaverImage: Flickr; CaseyCrowleyPhotographySource: Jillian McHough; „Selfie‟ just as much for the insecure as show-offs
Image: Flcikr; d o l f ISource: Christine Erickson; The Psychology of the SelfieThe “looking-glass self” is a psychological conceptthat suggests we develop our sense of selfbased on the perceptions of those we interact with.- Dr. Andrea Letamendi
With apps likeSnapchat, Instagram, andFacebook allowing instant ability toshare, there is no halting the selfieobsession.Image: Flickr; mhdbadi
The most popular form for sharing images on social medis via Facebook.93% of people choose this option.Image: MorgueFile; Karpati GaborSource: Jillian McHugh; „Sellfies‟ just as much for the insecure as show-offs
Image: Flickr; Florin HatmanuSource: Jillian Mchugh; „Selfies just as much for insecure as show-offs“Instagramhas becomemore popular and I do thinkthe ability to manipulatephotos very easily plays a role.”- Dr. Tama Leaver
Image: Flickr; sdeborjaSource: Sherry Turkle; The Flight From ConversationPosting lets us presentthe self we want tobe.This means we can edit.And if we wish to,we can delete.Or retouch: the voice, the flesh, the body.Not too much,Not too little,Just Right.
Image: Flickr; Heatseeker1Source: Shelly Turkle; The Flight from ConversationIn the silence of connection,people are comforted by being in touchwith a lot of people - carefully kept at bay.We can‟t get enough of one anotherif we can use technology to keep one anotherat distances we can control.
Image: MorgueFile MaxStreatonWhich many people are now coiningthe term “Goldilocks Effect”Not too close, not too far…Just Right.
Image: Flickr; Kolby SchnelluSource: Christine Erickson; The Psychology of the Selfie“Now that we can interactwith hundredsno, thousandsof people simultaneously, we‟vestrengthened the impact that others havon our self value”- Dr. Andrea Letamendia
Image: Flickr; Me Hotel PenguSource: Christine Erickson; The Psychology of the SelfieOne of the differencesbetween self-imagein real life and online is more ability tochange our look and mask our identity
Image: Flickr; ajalilSource: Christine Erickson; The Psychology of the SelfieTechnologyhas allowed usto shape who we are and highlightspecific features in ways we couldn‟t doas easily offline.
Image: MorgueFile; MiddleWickSource: Troy Patterson; A gentleman‟s guide to the selfie.Expressing the best & worstof their personalitieswith roboticefficiency.
Image: Flickr; kowitzLooking behind the lenswe are not the edited perfectionwe may claim to be.
Image: Flickr; The IthacanSource: Christine Erickson; The Psychology of the Selfie“You, on your own,can be a powerful statemen- Leanne Surfleet