Put A Smile On Your Face! NOW!

Smile, you’re on Candid Camera! That seems to be the lesson of a new study by psychologists at the University of Virginia. They found that both male and female students who smiled more intensely in their Facebook profile photos were not only more satisfied with their lives as students, but also more satisfied with their lives several years later.

Seder, P. & Oishi, S., “Intensity of Smiling in Facebook Photos Predicts Future Life Satisfaction,” Social Psychological and Personality Science (forthcoming).

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