The Psychology of the Selfie

The Psychology of the Selfie

In this book, Barrie Gunter expertly explores the psychological underpinnings of the contemporary global phenomenon of "selfies", from the historical roots and meteoric rise due to technical advancements, to the different personality types ...

Author: Barrie Gunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000428940

Category: Photography

Page: 190

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The Psychology of the Selfie provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of research on the significance of selfies, offering insights into the topic from a psychological perspective and examining important issues such as body image, self-objectification, mental health and psychological benefits. Selfies are a worldwide phenomenon. Although dismissed by critics as a sign of self-absorbed narcissism, they are also a social currency that maintains and reinforces friendships, a feedback loop for self-identity affirmation, a promotional tool for gaining social influence, and a method for preserving memories of life events. In this book, Barrie Gunter expertly explores the psychological underpinnings of the contemporary global phenomenon of "selfies", from the historical roots and meteoric rise due to technical advancements, to the different personality types of selfie-takers, to social relationships, to group and personal identity. Looking at both the psychological nature and impact of selfies, this book reviews different psychological outcomes for selfie-takers, both positive and negative, and the growth in psychological and physical problems that can sometimes arise. Presenting a comprehensive analysis specifically of selfie behaviour, this book is an essential reference for students and researchers in communications and media, journalism, information studies, psychology and sociology, as well as anyone with a general interest in the phenomenon.
Categories: Photography

Selfie Citizenship

Selfie Citizenship

Selfiecity. http://d25rsf93iwlmgu.cloudfront.net/downloads/Liz_Losh_ BeyondBiometrics.pdf. Accessed 1 January 2016. ... Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/positively-media/201407/the-psy chology-the-selfie.

Author: Adi Kuntsman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319452708

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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This collection reflects on the emerging phenomenon of ‘selfie citizenship’, which capitalises on individual visibility and agency, at the time when citizenship itself is increasingly governed through biometrics and large-scale dataisation. Today we are witnessing a global rise of politicised selfies: photographs of individuals with handwritten notes or banners, various selfie memes and hashtag actions, spread on social media in actions of protest or social mobilistion. Contributions in this collection range from discussions of citizen engagement, to political campaigning, to selfies as forms of citizen witnessing, to selfies without a face. The chapters cover uses of selfies by activists, tourists and politicians, victims and survivors, adults and children, in a broad range of geopolitical locations –China, Germany, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, the UK and the US. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors, from senior professors to junior scholars, artists, graduate students and activist, the book is aimed at students, researchers, and media practitioners.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Selfies

Understanding Selfies

we suggest that the playful and somewhat ambiguous support of self-presentation may be a key factor for the success of selfies. Relations to biases and mechanisms from social psychology, limitations of the present study and implications ...

Author: Piotr Sorokowski

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889454655

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In the year 2013, ‘selfie’ was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries in recognition of dramatic changes in frequency, prominence, and register of the term. This drastic increase in selfie-taking was spurred by two factors. The first was the advent of smartphones equipped with front cameras and preview screens that made it easy to compose a photographic self-portrait by a process of deliberately exploring one’s image, choosing a pose, and finally taking the picture. The second key change contributing to the rise of the selfie age was the increasing availability of internet connections. It is estimated that about 50% of the world population has access to the internet today (2018; https://www.internetworldstats.com). At the end of the past century, this percentage was a mere 1%. The growth of the internet infrastructure simultaneously spurred the development of social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, providing accessible media for sharing photographs including photographic self-portraits. However, despite their tremendous reach and popularity, selfies have so far received relatively little attention by the scientific community, especially within psychology. Thus, we proposed a Frontiers in Psychology Research Topic to expand empirical and theoretical work on the massively popular, yet scientifically unexplored, phenomenon of the selfie. The articles published in this eBook offer a multifaceted insight into current scholarly work on this topic.
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Theories of Personality

Theories of Personality

Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 329–349. Rutledge, P. (2013, April 18). The psychology of the selfie: How we connect and thrive through emerging technologies. Psychology Today Online. http://www.psychologytoday.com/ ...

Author: Duane P. Schultz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305887503

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Filled with updated research and findings, Schultz and Schultz's THEORIES OF PERSONALITY, 11th Edition gives students a clear and cogent introduction to this dynamic field. Organized by theory, this popular text discusses major theorists who represent psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, lifespan, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, while demonstrating the influence of events in theorists' personal and professional lives on the development of their theories. The text reviews current work on selected facets of personality including locus of control, sensation seeking, learned helplessness, optimism-pessimism, and positive psychology. The authors also explore the ways in which race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study of personality and in personality assessment. The final chapter, Personality in Perspective, integrates topics explored in previous chapters and suggests conclusions that can be drawn from the many theorists' work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Psychology

Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research

Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research

Selfie indulgence: Selffavoring biases in perceptions of selfies. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 7(6), 588–596. doi:10.1177/1948550616644299 Rutledge, P. (2013, April 18). #Selfies: Narcissism or self-exploration?

Author: Hai-Jew, Shalin

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522533740

Category: Computers

Page: 327

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The Western cultural trend of self-representation is transcending borders as it permeates the online world. A prime example of this trend is selfies, and how they have evolved into more than just self-portraits. Selfies as a Mode of Social Media and Work Space Research is a comprehensive reference source for the latest research on explicit and implicit messaging of self-portraiture and its indications about individuals, groups, and societies. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including dating, job hunting, and marketing, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and professionals interested in the current phenomenon of selfies and their impact on society.
Categories: Computers

Public Opinion

Public Opinion

Ruben Orive, “Social Projection and Social Comparison of Opinions,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 54, no. 6 (1988): 953–964. 19. Christine Erickson, “The Social Psychology of the Selfie,” mashable.com, February 15, 2013, ...

Author: Carroll J. Glynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429972881

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

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Public Opinion is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of public opinion in the United States. Drawing on scholarship in political science, psychology, sociology, and communications, the authors explore the nature of political and social attitudes in the United States and how these attitudes are shaped by various institutions, with an emphasis on mass media. The book also serves as a provocative starting point for the discussion of citizen moods, political participation, and voting behavior. Feature boxes and illustrations throughout help students understand all aspects of the elusive phenomenon we call public opinion. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect how public opinion is studied today, and to incorporate current data and debates. The book now contains two revised and reframed theory chapters 'Group Membership and Public Opinion' and 'Public Opinion and Social Process', as well as new coverage of the influence of online and social media on public opinion, especially in issue opinions and campaigns.
Categories: Political Science

Spiritual and Religious Tourism

Spiritual and Religious Tourism

Ruthledge, P.B. (2014) The Psychology of the Selfie: Why Self-curated Images Make Us Feel Closer to Each Other, and to Celebrities. Available at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/positively-media/ 201407/the-psychology-the-selfie ...

Author: Ruth Dowson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781786394163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

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This book reviews tourist motivations for making religious or spiritual journeys, and the management aspects related to them. It explores sacred journeys across both traditional religions such as Christianity and Islam, and newer forms of pilgrimage, faith systems and quasi-religious activities such as sport, music and food. Demonstrating to the reader the intrinsic elements and events that play a crucial role within the destination management process, it provides a timely re-assessment of the increasing interconnections between religion and spirituality as a motivation for travel. Providing researchers and students of tourism, religious studies, anthropology and related subjects with an important review of the topic, this book aims to bridge the ever-widening gap between specialists within the religious, tourism, management and education sectors.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Psychological and Physiological Benefits of the Arts

The Psychological and Physiological Benefits of the Arts

This time, however, participants were stronger stimulated to express themselves by drawing portraits based on their own selfies. The selfies were created with the tablet computer and could be used as drawing templates.

Author: Vicky Karkou

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889746439

Category: Science

Page: 1093

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Categories: Science

The Psychology of Wellbeing

The Psychology of Wellbeing

40 Selfie: the arm's-length photographic self-portraits that started off in bathroom mirrors – before the advent of selfie-sticks (to extend our reach) and when mobile phones had only one camera. 41 Ward, B., Ward, M., Fried, ...

Author: Gary W. Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000207941

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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How can we improve our sense of wellbeing? What explains the current wellbeing boom? What does wellbeing mean to you? The Psychology of Wellbeing offers readers tools to navigate their own wellbeing and understand what makes a ‘good life’. Using self-reflection and storytelling, it explores how trust affects psychological and emotional wellbeing, considers how stress and inequality impact our psychological wellbeing, and how trends such as positive psychology influence our understanding of happiness. In a world where the ‘wellness economy’ is big business, The Psychology of Wellbeing shows how we can question and make sense of information sources, and sheds light on the wellness, self-care and self-help industry.
Categories: Psychology

The Selfie Vote

The Selfie Vote

To see that the selfie has finally made the leap from “supposedly annoying thing kids do” to “embarrassing thing parents ... 2 Even academic researchers have studied the psychology of selfies, ominously noting that young men who post ...

Author: Kristen Soltis Anderson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062343123

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections. The American electorate is undergoing a radical transformation. Cultural factors are reshaping how a new generation of voters considers issues. Demographic shifts are creating an increasingly diverse electorate, and technological advances are opening new avenues for voter contact and persuasion. Kristen Soltis Anderson examines these hot-topic trends and how they are influencing the way youth, women, and minorities vote. Blending observations from focus groups, personal stories, and polling results, the Republican pollster offers key insights into the changing nature of American politics. The Selfie Vote introduces you to tech-savvy political consultants and shows you how these hip young pollsters and consultants are using data mining and social media to transform electoral politics—including tracking your purchasing history. Make some purchases at a high-end culinary store? Crave sushi? Your choices outside the ballot box can reveal how you might vote. And anyone interested in the future of politics should know where these cultural trends are heading. Data-driven yet highly readable, The Selfie Vote busts established myths about campaigns and elections while offering insights about what’s ahead—and what it could mean for American politics and governance.
Categories: Political Science