Personality

Are Some Kids More Likely to Become Narcissists?

Scientific American Mind: Some individuals are indeed more susceptible to developing a narcissistic personality. Narcissism is characterized by self-centeredness (“It’s all about me!”), grandiosity (“I’m better than you!”) and vanity (“Look at me!”). It involves multifaceted psychological traits, motives and needs that influence how a person thinks, feels and behaves. More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Backward Semantic Inhibition in Toddlers Janette Chow, Anne M. Aimola Davies, Luis J. Fuentes, and Kim Plunkett Studies in adults have suggested that backward inhibition, or inhibition of an initial stimulus, occurs when the next stimulus belongs to a different category of More

Is Donald Trump a textbook narcissist?

The Washington Post: On Monday, “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston called Donald Trump a “supreme narcissist.” On Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank referred to Trump’s convention appearances as “the triumph of narcissism.” And by Wednesday, Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter of Trump’s bestselling book, “The Art of the Deal,” had made More