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The narcissism epidemic : living in the age of entitlement

Author: Jean M Twenge; W Keith Campbell
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Narcissism -- a very positive and inflated view of the self -- is everywhere. It's what you have if you're a politician and you've strayed from your wife, and it's whyEfive times as many Americans undergo plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures today than did just ten years ago. It's the value that parents teach their children with song lyrics like "I am special. Look at me," the skill teenagers and young adults  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean M Twenge; W Keith Campbell
ISBN: 9781416576259 1416576258
OCLC Number: 893107148
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell.

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The author of the influential and controversial Generation Me and a recognized narcissism expert examine the spread of narcissism in our culture.  Read more...

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