Media Increases Narcissistic Tendencies in College Students
Sheldon, Megan; Johnson, Melanie; Morris, Brady; Stevenson, Brittany; Checketts, Lauren; Mavromatis, Lena; Steffen, Patrick
In the recent decade, society has seen more and more cases of narcissistic entitlement (NE) (Twenge, Konratin, Foster, Campbell, & Bushman, 2008). An increased emphasis on celebrity worship, material wealth, physical appearance, media styles, and attention seeking in recent years may account for this shift in NE (Chen, 1998), (Ashe, Maltby, McCutcheon, 2005). NE occurs when people believe themselves to be entitled to certain privileges and have an obsessive self-love rooted in an insecure self-esteem. Individuals with NE may also be more prone to go into debt than those without it because they feel entitled to certain things even though they may not be able to afford them.