A team of researchers from Ohio State University believe men who frequently post photos of themselves on social media display higher than average psychopathic tendencies ... but may not be the next Ted Bundy.
The researchers asked 800 men between 18 and 40 to respond to a digital survey about social media use.
Elite Daily reports while self-obsessed men displayed higher than average psychopathic tendencies, all were within the range of normal behaviour.
Lead researcher Jesse Fox said among her most important conclusions was that men do self-objectify.
She said she hoped to gain an understanding of the way selfies could lead to self-harm and body dysmorphia.
“We know that self-objectification leads to a lot of terrible things, like depression and eating disorders in women. With the growing use of social networks, everyone is more concerned with their appearance. That means self-objectification may become a bigger problem for men,” she said.
Her research, unfortunately, did not identify the type of person likely to purchase and use a selfie-stick.
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