Selfies Are So Much More Than Simple Pics Of Your Face

Selfies Are So Much More Than Simple Pics Of Your Face

People in the anti-selfie crowd say that the pictures are vain or stupid. But selfies are actually quite complex! They can tell us about our psychology as a species, and even help us diagnose genetic disorders. Find out why selfies are way more than just photos, and also why there are so many selfie-haters.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Selfies allow to give meaning to our behavior, to us to confess the truth of our inner existence. (0:49)

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    Selfies are similar to social media status updates, where people want to share a moment in time with others. (2:32)

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    A study found a link between the frequency of selfies and the tendency toward psychopathy. (0:31)

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    Machiavellianism is strategic manipulative behavior. (1:38)

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