November 4, 2011
In this week's UVA Today segment, Dr. Patrick Seder, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, sat down with CBS19's Jim Hanchett to discuss his recent research on Your Facebook Smile.
The researchers began work in 2005 with hopes of discovering if the extent to which people are smiling in their Facebook photos predicts future life satisfaction. They found that smile intensity from a single Facebook profile photo from a participant's first semester at college was a good predictor of self-reported life satisfaction 3.5 years later.
Click on the video link above to hear Dr. Seder discuss the findings. You can also learn more about the study by visiting, YourFacebookSmile.com.
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