The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead; Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic

  title={The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead; Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic},
  author={Eunike Wetzel and Anna Brown and Patrick L. Hill and Joanne M Chung and Richard W. Robins and Brent W. Roberts},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1833 - 1847}
Are recent cohorts of college students more narcissistic than their predecessors? To address debates about the so-called “narcissism epidemic,” we used data from three cohorts of students (1990s: N = 1,166; 2000s: N = 33,647; 2010s: N = 25,412) to test whether narcissism levels (overall and specific facets) have increased across generations. We also tested whether our measure, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), showed measurement equivalence across the three cohorts, a critical… Expand
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