The New Science of Narcissism: Understanding One of the Greatest Psychological Challenges of Our Time—and What You Can Do About It

November 30, 2020
The New Science of Narcissism: Understanding One of the Greatest Psychological Challenges of Our Time—and What You Can Do About It

Cut Through the Noise Around Narcissism with the LeadingResearcher in the Field"Narcissism" is truly one of the most important words ourtime—ceaselessly discussed in the media, the subject of millions ofonline search queries, and at the centerpiece of serious social andpolitical debates. But what does it really mean?In The New Science of Narcissism, Dr. W Keith Campbell pullsback the curtain on this frequently misused label, presenting themost recent psychological, personality, and social research intothe phenomenon.Rather than pathologizing all behaviors associated with thelabel, Campbell reveals that not only does narcissism occur on aspectrum, but almost everyone exhibits narcissistic tendencies intheir day-to-day behavior. Drawing from real-life incidents andcase studies, The New Science of Narcissism offers tools, tips, andsuggestions for softening toxically selfish behaviors both inyourself and others. Here you will discover:An exploration of personality disorders connected with and adjacentto narcissismWhy minor narcissistic tendencies are common in most peopleThe foundational difference between grandiose and vulnerablenarcissismDifferent psychological models of personality and how theyinterpret narcissistic behaviorsThe "recipe" of mental and emotional traits that combine intonarcissismHow to identify when you're in a relationship with a narcissist andwhat you can do about itWhy the 21st century has seen the rise of a "Great FantasyMigration" into evermore insular subculturesThe connection between narcissistic tendencies and leadershipWhy "the audience in your pocket" of social media has exacerbatedculture-wide narcissistic tendenciesThough narcissism looms large in our cultural consciousness, TheNew Science of Narcissism offers many different options forunderstanding and treating it. With Campbell's straightforward andgrounded guidance, you'll not only discover the latest and bestinformation on the condition, but also a hopeful view of itsfuture.