Do Today's Young People Really Think They Are So Extraordinary?

  title={Do Today's Young People Really Think They Are So Extraordinary?},
  author={Kali Trzesniewski and M. Brent Donnellan and Richard W. Robins},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={181 - 188}
The present research investigated secular trends in narcissism and self-enhancement over the past three decades. Despite recent claims about the impact of the “self-esteem movement” on the current generation of young people, we found no evidence that college students' scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory increased from the 1980s through 2007 (N = 26,867), although we did find small changes in specific facets of narcissism. Similarly, we found no evidence that high school students… 

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