Zoom You Consequences

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Wondering why it feels strange to look at yourself in an online video session? It turns out that there are some mental health consequences from this experience connected with heightened self-objectification. Moreover, as Roxanne Felig and Jamie Goldenberg report in a piece in The Conversation, these effects are particularly felt by women. The authors explore some of the particular effects of online video communications and consider the option of turning the self-view off before conceding that there are benefits of being able to monitor one’s appearance that will be hard to give up.

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