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  • 1. How Social Media hasChanged Self ImagePhoto Credit: Stuart Black (Flickr)By Lindley Kenny
  • 2. The‘selfie’Source: Christine Erickson, The Social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto credit: davitydave (Flickr)‚I hear that wordimagining Myspace-style angles, duckfaces, peace signs and
  • 3. “Selfie-taking a photo of oneself, usuallywith the intention to post on social media”-Jillian McHughSource: Jillian McHugh, ‘Selfies just as much for the insecure as show-offsPhoto Credit: so_jerzz (Flickr)
  • 4. Photo sharing sites such as Facebook,Instagram, and Tumblrare filled with‘selfies’Source: Christine Erikson, The Social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto credit: James Cheuck (Flickr)
  • 5. “Some upload entire albums to Facebook of theirMacbook photo sessions.Others takefiltered pictures ofwhat they wore that day,or caption a close-upwith mild to severeself-depreciation”-Christine EricksonSource: Christine Erickson, The social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto Credit: Trenton Hart (Flickr)
  • 6. ‚How many photos have you taken ofyourself with your phone orwebcam, and how many of these wouldyou actually post online?‛Source: Christine Erickson, The social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto Credit: Kate Fisher (Flickr)
  • 7. “How we see ourselves in themirror versus a regular photois different. The mirror showsa reverse view, but also showsyou alive and with movement.”-Christine EriksonSource: Christine Erickson,The social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto Credit: Mads Boedker (Flickr)
  • 8. The mirror presents a more attractive view of ones self image incomparison to a photo due to movement and life, whichovercomes flaws, but yet why do individuals still feel the need topost selfies?Photo Credit: angrylambie1 (Flickr)Source: Christine Erickson, The social Psychology of the Selfie
  • 9. The main reason for anindividual to post aself-image on social mediais due to:loneliness and desperationfor attention.Photo Credit: Tanya Little (Flickr)Source: Carys Mills, ‘Facebook fatigue’ and the aging social
  • 10. ‘we rely on others perceptions, judgements, andappraisals to develop our social self’-Christine EricksonSource: Christine Erickson,The social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto Credit: Jon Smith (Flickr)
  • 11. The profile picture itself puts the individuain control of their own self imagePhoto Credit:Michael Brashier (Flickr)
  • 12. The individual is able tochoose which waythey want peopleto perceive them.Photo Credit: Jlhopgood (Flickr)
  • 13. Technology has allowed us tomanipulate photos to create a more‘likeable’ self imageSource: Christine Erickson,The social Psychology of the SelfiePhotocredit: StevenErat (Flickr)
  • 14. “Filters make any photo look more appealingthan what the image actually looks like, let alonewhat the naked eye would‟ve seen”-Christine EricksonSource: Christine Erickson,The social Psychology of the SelfiePhoto Credit: macbosse (Flickr)
  • 15. Individuals are lookingtowards social media sitesfor instant gratificationSource: Carys Mills, ‘Facebook fatigue’ and the aging social network, Photo Credit: Master OSM 2011
  • 16. “Studies have shown that the comments on yourfacebook profile pictures strongly affectPhoto Credit: Fadid Habibyour level of perceived physical, social andprofessional attractiveness”-Christine EricksonSource: Christine Erickson,The social Psychology of the Selfie
  • 17. As humans we are constantlylooking for reassurance and wewant people to say positivethings about usPhoto Credit: Rachel Carter(Flickr)Source: Carys Mills, ‘Facebook fatigue’ andthe aging social network
  • 18. “The selfie isnarcissiticbut only in the sense itsshowing something ofyourself”-Carys MillsSource: Source: Carys Mills, ‘Facebook fatigue’ and the aging social networkPhoto Credit: Wesley Fryer (Flickr)
  • 19. “As our news feeds fill up with photos onFacebook and Instagram it doesnormalize this idea of self-presentation”-Dr. LeaverSource: Carys Mills, „Facebook fatigue‟ and the aging social networkPhoto Credit: Mixy Lorenzo
  • 20. By posting a selfie, the individual isseeking attention and appraisal frompeers, to feel as though they have a‘likeable’ self image in order toachieve self worthPhoto Credit: Sean MacEntee (Flilckr)
  • 21. But if our self image on social media is not anaccurate representationof who we are, we are thusdegrading our true sense of self.Photo Credit: Boris Mann (Flickr)
  • 22. CreditsAll images are licensed under theCreative CommonsNon-Commercial Share Alike 3.0Agreement and sourced by FlickrPhoto Credit: Nick Perla
  • 23. Sources• http://mashable.com/2013/02/15/social-media-and-the-selfie/• http://www.policymic.com/articles/32141/in-defense-of-the-selfie• http://www.watoday.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/selfies-just-as-much-for-the-insecure-as-showoffs-20130403-2h6ow.html• http://www.thelifefiles.com/2013/04/05/here-is-the-psychology-behind-the-selfie/• http://icybersafe.com/2013/04/14/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-the-selfie-and-the-psychological-impact-on-our-teens/• http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2013/04/05/facebook_fatigue_and_the_aging_social_network.htmlPhoto Credit: ExpressionPostHummus

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