Campus News

‘Mirror-kissing’ culture

The Chicago Tribune quoted Keith Campbell, head of Franklin College’s psychology department, in a news story about rampant narcissism in today’s society, which the article dubs “an exaggerated sense of one’s own wonderfulness.”

“We see in the research that narcissism in politics is very good for emerging as a leader and becoming a celebrity,” Campbell said. “But narcissism can also lead to all sorts of negative outcomes on the part of leaders, many of which boil down to putting one’s own needs in front of the group’s.”