Expensive Egos: Narcissistic Males Have Higher Cortisol

  title={Expensive Egos: Narcissistic Males Have Higher Cortisol},
  author={David A. Reinhard and Sara Konrath and William D. Lopez and Heather G. Cameron},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, low empathy, and entitlement. There has been limited research regarding the hormonal correlates of narcissism, despite the potential health implications. This study examined the role of participant narcissism and sex on basal cortisol concentrations in an undergraduate population. METHODS AND FINDINGS Participants were 106 undergraduate students (79 females, 27 males, mean age 20.1 years) from one Midwestern and one Southwestern American… CONTINUE READING

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