Running head: PSYCHOLOGY OF POPULAR MEDIA CULTURE
Psychology of Popular Media Culture
PSYCHOLOGY OF POPULAR MEDIA CULTURE
Some people have it that an image is worth an expression of a thousand words, so one
should enjoy it and become curious about how it affects one’s wellbeing. Pictures of attractive
lifestyle often come out to be of double age. As a result, it is indeed likely that people who of
fifty years and above experience social sites notably Instagram as a primary source of
fulfillment, inspiration, new ideas, and curiosity. Primarily, the article by Sherlock & Wagstaff
entitled “Exploring the Relationship Between Frequency of Instagram Use, Exposure to
Idealized Images, and Psychological Well-being in Women” explores how regular use of social
media as a platform of image sharing app Instagram could lead to adverse psychological effects
in women. The research is geared toward examining the psychology of popular media culture.
The researched who carried the study involved 119 women as participants. They were of age
between 18 years and 35 years. The study was carried regarding their use of Instagram about
their psychological outcome as well as self-perceptions. Averagely, increased use of Instagram
was associated with an increased rate of depressive symptoms, reduced self-esteem, and high
rates of universal of physical outcome anxiety which in turn is accompanied by increased body
dissatisfaction. Therefore this is a summary of how the article shows that the researchers
indicated that beauty, fitness or traveling images of women from Instagram.
Participants were from different quarters, from the author’s...