Comedian Chris Hardwick tackles the science of social media

October 27, 2016

Comedian Chris Hardwick of Comedy Central’s late-night @Midnight with Chris Hardwick shares the results of a recent UC Irvine study that links selfies to happiness.

The results of the study by Informatics researchers Yu Chen, Gloria Mark and Sanna Ali were published in Psychology of Well-Being in September 2016.

“Our research showed that practicing exercises that can promote happiness via smartphone picture taking and sharing can lead to increased positive feelings for those who engage in it,” said lead author Yu Chen, a postdoctoral scholar in UCI’s Department of Informatics.

Or as Hardwick put it, “like Zoloft, except it bothers people.”

You can watch the full comedy sketch here or below! Warning, the clip contains adult content.