An exploration of selfies, social media and evolutionary psychology.
Join evolutionary psychologist Dr Khandis Blake (UNSW) to learn about how our use of social media is changing our behavior, social relationships and human psychology. Offering new modes of expression, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook challenge previous understandings of individual expression, competition and empowerment. Using the selfie as a case study, explore what this global phenomenon reveals about our underlying psychology and motivations.
Dr Khandis Blake is an evolutionary social psychologist at the University of New South Wales. She is an avid science communicator and was a finalist in the 2018 FameLab (NSW) competition. Her recent research on sexy selfies and female empowerment has been featured in popular articles throughout the world. Dr Blake’s areas of research also include the psychology intimate partner violence, societal attitudes towards reproduction and other gendered phenomena.
Happening the first Sunday of each month, Sunday STEAM is a talk series exploring science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Join us to hear from international and local scientists and researchers transforming our world with creativity and innovation. This series is part of the MAAS Centre for STEAM, a hub that encourages people of all ages to embrace the wonders of STEAM through hands-on innovative experiences and the chance to meet experts in the field.