In Search of Narcissus

@article{Sedikides2021InSO,
  title={In Search of Narcissus},
  author={Constantine Sedikides},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2021},
  volume={25},
  pages={67-80}
}
  • C. Sedikides
  • Published 20 November 2020
  • Psychology
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

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