Mapping the scale of the narcissism epidemic: Increases in narcissism 2002–2007 within ethnic groups

  title={Mapping the scale of the narcissism epidemic: Increases in narcissism 2002–2007 within ethnic groups},
  author={Jean M. Twenge and Joshua D. Foster},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},
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