The Narcissism Epidemic
Narcissism is on the rise among individuals and in American culture.
Jean M Twenge Ph.D.
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Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of iGen and Generation Me.
Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—permeates our culture. Not only are more people narcissistic, but the culture has tilted toward a narcissistic focus on appearance, money, and fame (reality TV is a spectacular example).