Our profile pictures can be very different, but two social scientists noticed some patterns. Compared with people in, say, Taiwan, we Americans show ourselves looming larger in the frame, and smiling more broadly.
This matters, say Chih-Mao Huang of the University of Illinois and Denise Park of the University of Texas at Dallas. They’ve now published a paper in the International Journal of Psychology, documenting how cultural differences show up online.
ABCNews has a great story all about the research findings. Click the pic to read it.