Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—is everywhere. Public figures say it's what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say "Princess." Teenagers and young adults hone it on Facebook, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. And it's what's making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt. Dr. Jean M. Twenge focuses on the pernicious spread of narcissism in today's culture, which has repercussions for every age group and class. Dr. Twenge joins forces with Dr. W. Keith Campbell, a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, to explore this new plague. Together, they provide an eye-opening exposition of the alarming rise of narcissism and its catastrophic effects at every level of society.
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Filled with important, disturbing research detailing the alarming cultural spread of narcissism today.
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
About the Authors
Jean M. Twenge, PhD, is a widely published professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Dr. Twenge is the author of Generation Me and coauthor, with W. Keith Campbell, of The Narcissism Epidemic. She lives with her husband in San Diego, California.
W. Keith Campbell, PhD, is department head and a professor of psychology at the University of Georgia. He is the author of When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself: How to Deal with a One-Way Relationship and coauthor, with Josh Miller, of The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments. He has authored over one hundred scientific articles. His work on narcissism has appeared in USA Today, Time, and the New York Times. He has also made numerous radio and television appearances, including Today and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” Keith lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and daughters.
About Randye Kaye
Kaye is a national voice talent and actress, also currently heard as part-time
newscaster and classical music host on NPR affiliates WSHU-FM and AM. Prior to
that, while raising her children, she was a full-time morning personality for a
top-rated Connecticut radio station in addition to her voice-over, on-camera,
and theater work.