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'Media contagion' is factor in mass shootings, study says
People who commit mass shootings in America tend to share three traits: rampant depression, social isolation and pathological narcissism, according to a paper presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention that calls on the media to deny such shooters the fame they seek. (2016-08-04)

Are narcissists more likely to post selfies and care about the feedback they receive?
Korean researchers studied how narcissism relates to a person's selfie-posting behavior on Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and interest in the comments they receive back. The authors describe the link between degree of narcissism and self-promotion through selfies in the article 'Hide-and-Seek: Narcissism and 'Selfie'-Related Behavior' published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (2016-04-06)

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)

It is about me
Researchers say a rising trend in narcissism is cause for retailing and manufacturing firms offering customizable products to rethink their marketing strategies. (2015-12-09)

Surprise: Narcissists are not always risk-takers
Maybe narcissists aren't always such big risk-takers after all, a new study suggests. Many studies have found that narcissists often make volatile and risky decisions, possibly because they tend to have inflated views of their own abilities and achievements. But in a series of three experiments, researchers found that people who scored higher on measures of narcissism were no more likely than others to make risky choices in lab-based tasks. (2015-10-07)

No laughing matter: Some perfectionists have a dark side
The type of perfectionist who sets impossibly high standards for others has a bit of a dark side. They tend to be narcissistic, antisocial and to have an aggressive sense of humor. They care little about social norms and do not readily fit into the bigger social picture. So says Joachim Stoeber of the University of Kent in the UK. (2015-05-13)

Research debunks commonly held belief about narcissism
Contrary to popular belief, excessive use of first-person singular pronouns such as 'I' and 'me' does not necessarily indicate a narcissistic tendency, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2015-04-06)

Study provides academic support for new Steve Jobs portrayal
The new Steve Jobs biopic, 'Becoming Steve Jobs,' paints a picture of a less arrogant, humbler leader than previously thought. It portrays a softer side of Jobs that executives at Apple say is more accurate than the previous best-selling biography. A new business study provides academic support for the type of leader Apple execs say Jobs became. The study finds that narcissistic leaders can still be extremely effective and have engaged followers if they show humility. (2015-03-24)

How parents may help create their own little narcissists
Children whose parents think they're God's gift to the world do tend to outshine their peers -- in narcissism. (2015-03-09)

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)

Hey, guys: Posting a lot of selfies doesn't send a good message
The picture isn't pretty for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. A new study showed that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. (2015-01-06)

Spouse's personality influences career success, study finds
As much as we might try to leave personal lives at home, the personality traits of a spouse have a way of following us into the workplace, exerting a powerful influence on promotions, salaries, job satisfaction and other measures of professional success, new research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests. (2014-09-18)

Just one simple question can identify narcissistic people
Scientists have developed and validated a new method to identify which people are narcissistic: just ask them. (2014-08-05)

Narcissistic CEOs and financial performance
Narcissism, considered by some as the 'dark side of the executive personality,' may actually be a good thing when it comes to certain financial measures, with companies led by narcissistic CEOs outperforming those helmed by non-narcissistic executives, according to recent research co-authored by faculty at the USC Marshall School of Business. (2014-07-24)

Psychologists find that entitlement predicts sexism, in both men and women
Entitled attitudes appear to be linked to sexism -- even among women, according to a personality study by psychologists from Case Western Reserve University and San Diego State University. In general, entitled men are more likely to endorse hostile views of women and entitled women are more likely to endorse views of women as frail and needing extra care. (2014-06-05)

Narcissists can feel empathy, research finds
Narcissists tend to lack empathy, which can cause problems for themselves, the people around them and society in general. However, new research published today from the University of Surrey, suggests that with the right focus, people with narcissistic tendencies can feel empathy for another person's suffering. This may be important in helping to prevent the often violent or anti-social behaviors that some narcissists are prone to and the crimes that are committed as a result. (2014-05-30)

Can narcissists be moved to show empathy?
Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton have investigated whether narcissists can elicit empathy for another person's suffering. It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy, but why is that the case, and do they have the capacity to change that behavior? (2014-05-30)

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life
We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic conditions in the formative years of early adulthood may also play a role. The research shows that people who entered their adulthood during hard economic times are less narcissistic later in life than those who came of age during more prosperous times. (2014-05-12)

State of the nation's egotism: On the rise for a century
Forget the 'me' generation. A new analysis of long-term trends in egotism shows there's been a 'me' century in America. (2014-05-06)

WSU researchers tackle 'virtually ignored' psychological study of spite
In spite of spite's large and small impacts, and the obvious power it can hold on the human psyche, it has been 'virtually ignored' by social, personality and clinical psychologists, Marcus said in a recent paper, 'The Psychology of Spite and the Measurement of Spitefulness,' in the journal Psychological Assessment. David Marcus and colleagues have attempted to remedy that oversight by measuring spitefulness with a test similar to those used for other personality traits. (2014-04-23)

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)

Narcissism -- to a point -- can make a more effective leader, researchers find
Although Narcissus himself might not have been able to step away from his reflection in the mirror to get to the office, when it comes to leadership, a moderate amount of narcissism can go a long way. (2014-01-15)

Sobriety, spirituality linked for teens in treatment
Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors, and reduced narcissism, according to a study by researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and Baylor University. (2013-11-13)

Grandiose narcissism reflects US presidents' bright and dark sides
To become president of the United States, some narcissistic traits may be worth fostering, suggests an analysis by Emory University psychologists. They found that grandiose narcissism in US presidents is associated with ratings by historians of overall presidential greatness, along with high marks for public persuasiveness, crisis management, risk-taking, winning the popular vote and initiating legislation. The study also showed that grandiose narcissism is associated with negative outcomes, such as presidential impeachment resolutions. (2013-11-07)

I'm ok, you're not ok
Egoism and narcissism appear to be on the rise in our society, while empathy is on the decline. And yet, the ability to put ourselves in other people's shoes is extremely important for our coexistence. A research team headed by Tania Singer from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences has discovered that our own feelings can distort our capacity for empathy. (2013-10-10)

UT Arlington psychologists say 'group narcissism' linked to negative attitudes toward immigrants
Psychologists trying to understand the polarizing debate on illegal immigration have published a new study that addresses why some Americans feel the way they do about undocumented Latino immigrants. They found that something called (2013-08-06)

You're so vain: U-M study links social media and narcissism
Facebook is a mirror and Twitter is a megaphone, according to a new University of Michigan study exploring how social media reflect and amplify the culture's growing levels of narcissism. (2013-06-11)

New book debunks myth of knowledge economy
Ever wondered why there are so many (2013-06-04)

Link between war support and PTSD, time it late in negotiations and courtship by narcissists
In time for Memorial Day, new research on war support and PTSD, as well as experts on trauma and loss and other new studies in our journals. (2013-05-23)

Study shows growing gap between teens' materialism and desire to work hard
Research by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge shows a growing gap between materialism and the desire to work hard in young people today. Researchers studied results of surveys of 355,000 US high school seniors from 1976 to 2007, examining the materialistic values of three generations with questions focused on the perceived importance of having a lot of money and material goods, as well as the willingness to work hard. (2013-05-01)

Was King Richard III a control freak?
University of Leicester psychologists believe Richard III was not a psychopath -- but he may have had control freak tendencies. (2013-03-04)

Research analyses effects of gender violence in the psychological development of women
A Ph.D. thesis recently defended at the University of Deusto studied the effects of gender violence on the psychological development of women. Carmina Serrano Hernández, who has just received her Ph.D., is the author of this investigation the aim of which was to understand the phenomenon of gender violence, and to know its causes and effects. To this end, she carried out theoretical research on the topic and constructed a theoretical framework for explaining the phenomenon known as the Psychological Skills Model. (2013-01-31)

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)

School shootings: What we know and what we can do
School shootings at elementary, secondary and higher education institutions have been a painful reality for American society.But can anything realistically be done to prevent these horrific crimes? A new article by Dr. Daniel J. Flannery at Case Western Reserve University, and colleagues, scheduled to appear in the January issue of Springer's Current Psychiatry Reports, attempts to parse out what we have learned from past events, and what we can do about stopping the next attack. (2012-12-19)

IU professor's new book: We live our lives within our media, rather than simply with it
In a new book, IU professor Mark Dueze takes on the prevailing notion of his peers in media and communications research think -- that the media and its related devices have an effect on us and that the more we use them, the more they shape our lives. (2012-10-29)

Facebook makes us feel good about ourselves
People love social networks. That's the obvious conclusion from Facebook's 900 million active users and its current standing as one of the most visited sites on the web, second only to Google. New research from the University of Georgia finds what people may really (2012-06-26)

Narcissism impairs ethical judgment even among the highly religious, Baylor study finds
Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics. (2012-03-12)

Expensive egos
The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. (2012-01-23)

Lack of free play among children is causing harm, say experts in American Journal of Play
Hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids' unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children according to the latest issue of the American Journal of Play, a scholarly journal which has gathered a distinguished group of experts to probe the near-extinction of free play and its effects on children and society. (2011-08-26)

Narcissism may benefit the young, researchers report; but older adults? Not so much
A new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are -- at least in the short term -- beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. (2011-08-10)

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