Fame and the social self : The need to belong , narcissism , and relatedness predict the appeal of fame

@inproceedings{Greenwood2013FameAT,
  title={Fame and the social self : The need to belong , narcissism , and relatedness predict the appeal of fame},
  author={Dara N. Greenwood and Christopher R. Long and Sonya Dal Cin},
  year={2013}
}
The present online survey study (Amazon’s MTurk; n = 371) investigated links between three different social self-concepts (the need to belong, narcissism, and relatedness) and the appeal of fame. We examined fame attitudes using a newly-devised fame appeal scale (yielding three factors: Visibility, Status and Prosocial), as well as with two items probing frequency of fame fantasizing and perceived realism of becoming famous. Results show that higher belongingness needs were associated with… CONTINUE READING

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