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Do western societies promote narcissism?
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. According to research published in the journal PlosOne*, the reunification of Germany ushered in a gradual re-balancing of the distribution of these traits among the younger generation. (2018-01-25)

Medical school applicants should be screened for personality disorders to prevent ethical disasters
Medical schools should screen applicants for personality disorders before granting them entry, finds a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics. This would help clarify their ethical stance and help to avoid disasters such as the UK Shipman murders, say the authors. (2001-11-28)

Study says charisma trumped narcissism for voters in 2016 US presidential election
A new study of the 2016 US presidential election suggests that narcissism and charisma are both important predictors of voter choice. Researchers found that attributed charisma may serve as a balance to narcissism. Thus, followers of a candidate potentially look beyond negative leadership qualities to select those leaders who they perceive to have redeeming positive attributes and values. (2018-04-10)

Excessive posting of selfies is associated with increase in narcissism
A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is associated with a subsequent increase in narcissism by an average of 25 percent. (2018-11-09)

LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out
New Cornell research explores how a racially diverse group of LGBTQ beauty vloggers navigates seemingly contradictory roles: masculine and feminine; authentic and heavily made up. (2019-11-20)

Schadenfreude sheds light on darker side of humanity
Psychologists propose a novel framework to systematically explain schadenfreude, a common, yet poorly understood, emotion. (2018-10-23)

Frequent 'I-Talk' may signal proneness to emotional distress
People who talk a lot about themselves are not narcissists as one might expect. Instead, those who say 'I' and 'me' a lot may be prone to depression, anxiety and other negative emotions, University of Arizona researchers found. (2018-03-06)

Xenophobia strongly linked to Brexit, regardless of voter age, gender or education
New research provides evidence that British citizens who agreed that immigrants threaten their values and way of life were more likely to have voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, regardless of their age, gender or education. People who just thought it was great to be British or just valued their British identity were not more likely to reject immigrants or vote for Brexit. (2017-11-27)

Want narcissists to donate to your cause? Make it about them
When narcissistic individuals are able to imagine themselves in a victim's situation, they are more likely to donate to charity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (2018-06-06)

Narcissists less likely to support democracy
New research suggests that people with a narcissistic self-view are more likely to demonstrate lower support for democracy. (2018-12-05)

Millennials aren't getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning
Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found. (2018-04-24)

Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester's Business School. Lead researcher Abigail Phillips will present the findings today, Friday, Jan. 6, at the British Psychological Society's annual conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology in Liverpool. (2017-01-06)

New personality model sets up how we see ourselves -- and how others see us
A new personality trait model co-developed by Brian Connelly could save employers money in hiring and retention costs. This could be done by better weeding out candidates and having a better system for employee evaluations. (2017-01-06)

Narcissists don't hunt for partners who are already taken -- but it doesn't stop them
Narcissists aren't necessarily on the hunt for partners who are already in a relationship - but that doesn't appear to stand in their way, either, new research suggests. (2018-03-27)

Foodie calls: Dating for a free meal (rather than a relationship)
New psychology research reveals 23-33% of women in an online study say they've engaged in a 'foodie call,' where they set up a date for a free meal. These women score high on the 'dark triad' of personality traits as well. (2019-06-21)

The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study
When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. The difference is a little less than 1 percent annually compared to their peers, but with large investments over several years that slight underperformance can add up. (2017-10-19)

Support for populist ideologies linked to feelings of disadvantage and national narcissism
New research shows that people who perceive they are part of a disadvantaged group are more likely to have an unrealistic belief in the greatness of their nation and support populist ideologies. (2017-10-23)

Narcissists love being pandemic 'essential workers'
There's one group of essential workers who especially enjoy being called a ''hero'' during the COVID-19 pandemic: narcissists. In a new study, researchers found that essential workers (including those in restaurants, grocery and retail stores) who scored higher on measures of narcissism shared more than others about their work. And this sharing on social media, in person and elsewhere increased their narcissistic feelings in the moment. (2020-11-24)

Personality predicts cheating more than academic struggles, study shows
Students who cheat in high school and college are highly likely to fit the profile for subclinical psychopathy -- a personality disorder defined by erratic lifestyle, manipulation, callousness and antisocial tendencies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These problematic students cheat because they feel entitled and disregard morality, the study found. (2010-09-07)

New study debunks myth that only children are more narcissistic than kids with siblings
The stereotype that only children are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings is sometimes used as an argument for having more than one child, but researchers from Germany find there's no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with sibling. (2019-10-15)

Narcissism can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression
People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be 'mentally tough,' feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen's University Belfast has found. (2019-10-29)

Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows
Researchers at the universities of Melbourne and New South Wales have examined the relationship between income inequality, status anxiety and sexualisation of women. (2019-11-25)

What kind of selfie taker are you?
New research says taking and posting pictures of yourself doesn't necessarily mean you're a narcissist. People also take selfies to engage in conversations and chronicle their lives. (2017-01-10)

Narcissism linked to sexual assault perpetration in college, study finds
Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of narcissism and the perpetration of sexual assaults. (2016-03-29)

Do you have a healthy personality? Researchers think they can tell you
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have identified a healthy personality prototype in a recent study using a contemporary trait perspective. (2018-11-26)

Research finds a majority endorsing revenge porn
Research by psychologists at the University of Kent has found that a majority of people would endorse the use of revenge porn and that those who actually post it have a distinct personality profile. (2017-03-02)

Shame on us: Shaming some kids makes them more aggressive
Aren't you ashamed of yourself? All these years, you've been trying to build up your child's self-esteem, and now a growing body of research suggests you may be making a big mistake. A study published in the December issue of Child Development finds that early adolescents with high self-esteem are more likely to react aggressively when they feel ashamed than their peers with lower levels of self-esteem. (2008-12-19)

Narcissism and leadership: Does it work to be a jerk?
Researchers at the University of Illinois and University of Nebraska conduct meta-analysis to learn connection between narcissism -- a (2014-01-16)

Me, me, me! How narcissism changes throughout life
New research from Michigan State University conducted the longest study on narcissism to date, revealing how it changes over time. (2019-12-10)

Study: Facebook profiles can be used to detect narcissism
A new University of Georgia study suggests that online social networking sites such as Facebook might be useful tools for detecting whether someone is a narcissist. (2008-09-22)

Do personality traits of compulsive users of social media overlap with problem drinking?
A study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology found certain similarities and differences in personality traits when comparing compulsive use of social media with problematic or risky alcohol use. (2018-12-19)

A 'new human nature' -- the key to our own and other species' survival
In their new Springer book 'Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene,' the authors explore how we have lost the ability to communicate with other species, leading to the start of the sixth spasm of extinction. However, we do not have to be doomed by our ignorance. If we open our minds and rewild our hearts, ecological and therefore moral redemption are possible. (2017-02-01)

Bad bosses come in 2 forms: Dark or dysfunctional
Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series 'The Office'; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. Researchers including Seth M. Spain from Binghamton University, State University of New York are building a framework to better understand the behaviors of bad bosses and to reduce workplace stress. (2016-12-15)

How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders ''infect'' the very cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels--even after they are gone. (2020-10-05)

Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school -- Queen's University Belfast researcher
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement. (2018-06-26)

Empathy and age
Looking for someone to feel your pain? Talk to a woman in her 50s. According to a new study of more than 75,000 adults, women in that age group are more empathic than men of the same age and than younger or older people. (2013-01-30)

Study: Men tend to be more narcissistic than women
With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women. (2015-03-04)

Young adults distressed by labels of narcissism, entitlement
Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new research presented by Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. (2019-05-15)

Do today's young people really think they are so extraordinary?
An article appearing in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, found no evidence that today's young people have inflated impressions of themselves compared to the youth of previous generations. (2008-01-17)

How personality predicts seeing others as sex objects
Several personality traits related to psychopathy -- especially being openly antagonistic -- predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory University. (2020-01-27)

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