People take selfies for self-absorption, social connection and art, researchers say
University of Georgia psychology professor Keith Campbell says that a study of more than 300 people revealed that people take selfies for a range of reasons, including self-absorption, social connection and art. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.
The Psychology of Narcissism
Narcissism isn’t just a personality type that shows up in advice columns; it’s actually a set of traits classified and studied by psychologists. But what causes it? And can narcissists improve on their negative traits? W. Keith Campbell describes the psychology behind the elevated and sometimes detrimental self-involvement of narcissists.
Millenials Don’t Stand a Chance
Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired?
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How to deal with self-absorbed people
Whether it’s a sibling who thinks the world revolves around them or a demanding friend, self-absorbed people can be exhausting. “The Narcissism Epidemic” author Keith Campbell and etiquette expert Harriette Cole offer advice on the best way to deal with them (and how to know if you’re one of them).
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Entitlement & Narcissism!
Glenn Beck Discusses Youth with two Authors Keith Campbell & Kay Wyma. Keith Campbell is the author of “The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement”
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The Roots of Narcissism
Self-esteem focused education,”helicopter parenting”, social media, and easy credit that can turn inflated dreams into reality: Psychologist W. Keith Campbell sees these forces as contributing to an epidemic of narcissism. He sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss the causes of narcissism and how we can strike at its roots.
The Narcissism Epidemic
From the 1980s to the present, narcissistic personality traits among college students rose just as fast as obesity rates. And those scores nhave been rising even faster since the 2000s. Psychologist and co-author of “The Narcissism Epidemic,” W. Keith Campbell, sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss just what exactly narcissism is and why we have become a culture obsessed with self-admiration.
W. Keith Campbell on Dating a Narcissist
Keith Campbell, author of “The Narcissism Epidemic, discusses the dangers of dating a narcissist and why they won’t likely change on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – Self Esteem
Penn & Teller argues that the public’s obsession with improving one’s self-esteem is ineffective and that those with high self-esteem will develop narcissism later in life. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! – Season 8 Episode 9 – Self Esteem.
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SBS Online Insight explores narcissism: what causes it, whether social media is feeding it, and when narcissistic tendencies verge into serious disorder.