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National Selfie Day

by Jessica Spears on 2021-06-21T08:00:00-04:00 in Blog | Comments

Did you know that June 21 is National Selfie Day? According to a 2018 study, 62% of adults in the US have taken a selfie (YouGov, 2018). While taking a picture is not bad, some studies indicate that selfies are bad for our emotional health and well-being (Zetlin, 2019). The effects of taking selfies are especially hard on those between the ages of 14 and 24. Young people often experience a fear of missing out and lower self-image after being" faced with a stream of (often enhanced) photographs" (Zetlin, 2017).

Want to change your selfie habit? Check out one of the recommended titles below: 

 

Cover ArtThe Qualified Self by Lee Humphreys
Call Number: General HM851 .H856 2018
ISBN: 9780262037853
Publication Date: 2018-04-13

 

Cover ArtWhen Likes Aren't Enough by Tim Bono
Call Number: General BF637.S4 B657 2018
ISBN: 9781538743416
Publication Date: 2018-03-13

 

Cover ArtThe Me, Me, Me Epidemic by Amy McCready
Call Number: General HQ755.8 .M416 2016
ISBN: 9780399184864
Publication Date: 2016-08-16

 

Cover ArtUnSelfie by Michele Borba
Call Number: General BF575 .E55 B67 2016
ISBN: 9781501110030
Publication Date: 2016-06-07

 

Cover ArtMore Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
Call Number: General PN4874.W415 A3 2019
ISBN: 9780525561583
Publication Date: 2019-06-11

 

Cover ArtThe Public Image by Robert Hariman; John Louis Lucaites
Call Number: General TR183 .H375 2016
ISBN: 9780226342931
Publication Date: 2016-11-07

Sources:

YouGov. (August 21, 2018). Share of adults in the United States who have ever taken a selfie as of August 2018 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/683933/us-adults-shared-selfie/

Zetlin, M. (2019). Taking selfies destroys your confidence and raises anxiety, a study shows. Why are you still doing it? Inc. https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/taking-selfies-anxiety-confidence-loss-feeling-unattractive.html

Zetlin, M. (2017). Want to raise emotionally healthy kids? Try to keep them off these two social networks. Inc. https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/instagram-and-snapchat-are-the-worst-social-networks-for-your-childrens-mental-h.html

 

 

 


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