Selfies and Self Esteem (1:10:49)
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 7 , Segment 5
Episode: Hair loss myths, developing regular family dinners and the downside of the "selfie".
- Sep 24, 2018 5:00 pm
- 16:35 mins
In 1839, Robert Cornelius took the world’s “first selfie.” Almost two hundred years later, the word “selfie” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. From politicians to celebrities to elementary-aged kids, “selfie-culture” is a growing trend that surrounds us everywhere we go. But this self-obsessive phenomenon may have larger consequences than we imagine. A national survey by Psychology Today reveals that people are more unhappy with how they look now, than ever before. And selfies may have something to do with it. To understand more, we’re joined by Dr. Christia Sears Brown, a psychologist from the University of Kentucky.