Narcissism Epidemic Living in the Age of Entitlement

ISBN-10: 1416575995

ISBN-13: 9781416575993

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean M. Twenge, W. Keith Campbell

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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Jean M. Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and two books based on her research, Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic, as well as The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, and National Public Radio. She lives in San Diego with her husband and daughters.

W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, is the author of more than 65 scientific journal articles and book chapters and the book, When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself: How to Deal with a One-way Relationship (Sourcebooks, 2005). He has publishednbsp;more than 30 journal articles and chapters on narcissism, more than any other academic researcher. He is also a contributing author of the study on the rise in narcissism covered by the Associated Press. His research has appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, and he has been featured on Fox News' The Big Story and made numerous radio appearances. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.

Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: The Growing Narcissism in American Culture
The diagnosis
The Many Wonders of Admiring Yourself
The Disease of Excessive Self-Admiration and the Top Five Myths About Narcissism
Isn't Narcissism Beneficial, Especially in a Competitive World?: Challenging Another Myth About Narcissism
How Did We Get Here?: Origins of the Epidemic
Root Causes of the Epidemic
Parenting: Raising Royalty
Superspreaders!: The Celebrity and Media Transmission of Narcissism
Look at Me on MySpace: Web 2.0 and the Quest for Attention
I Deserve the Best at 18% APR: Easy Credit and the Repeal of the Reality Principle
Symptoms of Narcissism
Hell Yeah, I'm Hot!: Vanity
The Spending Explosion and its Impact on the Environment: Materialism
Seven Billion Kinds of Special: Uniqueness
The Quest for Infamy and the Rise of Incivility: Antisocial Behavior
The Chocolate Cake Trap: Relationship Troubles
All Play and No Work: Entitlement
God Didn't Create You to Be Average: Religion and Volunteering
Prognosis and Treatment
The Prognosis: How Far, and for How Long, Will Narcissism Spread?
Treating the Epidemic of Narcissism
Appendix: How Individuals Affect Culture, and Culture Affects Individuals
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