Social Media and Body Image: Are Instagram Models Narcissistic? Are They Decreasing Your Self-Esteem and Happiness?

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Ways to improve our relationship with social media

This episode we discuss the relationship between social media and body image. We also dive into the idea of narcissism being associated with what and how much we post on social media.

  • I explain why I took a 7-month break from Instagram and open up about my habit of comparing myself to others online.
  • There is a discussion about research findings related to the topic and what scientist suggest for improving our unhealthy relationship with social media.

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Show Citations:

Social Media and Body Image Concerns by Jasmine Fardouly and Lenny R. Vartanian

“Exercise to be fit, not skinny” by Marika Tiggemann and Mia Zaccardo

Mirror, Mirror on my Facebook Wall by Amy L. Gonzales and Jeffrey T. Hancock 

Millennials, narcissism, and social networking by Shawn M. Bergman, Matthew E. Fearrington, Shaun W. Davenport, Jacqueline Z. Bergman,

“Let me take a selfie” by Christopher T. Barry, Hannah Doucette, Della C. Loflin, Nicole Rivera-Hudson,  Lacey L. Herrington

*Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors.

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