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Researchers say obsession with selfies is a mental condition

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Feb. 11, 19 | 1:15 pm

DUBAI: Researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management, India have validated what has long been believed to be plain hoax: that the obsession with selfies is a mental disorder.

“As with internet addiction, the concepts of Selfitis and selfie addiction started as a hoax, but recent research including the present paper has begun to empirically validate its existence,” VT.com, a tech portal, quoted Dr. Mark Griffiths of Nottingham Trent University, who wrote the research results, as saying.

Physiologists found that those who suffer from Selfitis were generally attention seekers who lacked self-esteem, according to the VT.com article.

It added that such individuals would use selfies and photo-sharing platforms to bolster their social standing, and to make it seem as if they were part of a wider community.

There are actually three self-explanatory strains, said the researchers: “borderline,” “acute” and “chronic.”

“Borderline” Selfitis occurs when people take at least three selfies a day, but refrain from posting them on social media.

People are classified as “acute” sufferers of Selfitis when they take at least three selfies a day, and actually post them online.

If it’s a “chronic”condition, on the other hand, people feel an almost uncontrollable urge to take photos of themselves and post them to their social media platforms over six times a day.

According to VT.com, the study involved two focus groups of 200 participants.

It quoted Griffiths as saying in his report that the study “arguably validates the concept of selfitis and provides benchmark data for other researchers to investigate the concept more thoroughly and in different contexts.

“The concept of selfie-taking might evolve over time as technology advances, but the six identified factors that appear to underlie selfitis in the present study are potentially useful in understanding such human-computer interaction across mobile electronic devices.”

Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. His main teaching interests are in the areas of abnormal, social and health psychology with particular emphasis on behavioral addictions (e.g. gambling addiction, videogame addiction, Internet addiction, sex addiction, exercise addiction, work addiction, etc.), cyberpsychology and the psychology of sexual behavior. In 2006, he was awarded the British Psychological Society’s highest teaching honour (‘Excellence in Teaching of Psychology Award’).

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