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2011-08-08 06:50:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ever wonder how all that time spent on Facebook is affecting your child? A new study shows social media may offer risks and benefits for kids. At the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, researchers presented a plenary talk that outlined the effects of social media. "While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we are just now starting to see solid psychological research...

2011-01-12 00:01:22

The fallacious decade-old "vaccine-cause-autism" link was recently but belatedly exposed as a "fraud" and "hoax" by the British Medical Journal. According to Dr. Harold Levinson's analysis within "A Scientific Watergate - Dyslexia," pathological narcissism or egotism is responsible for fraudulent scientific publications and their cover-ups as well as the unfounded attacks on new and challenging breakthroughs - and thus tragic for countless suffering millions. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) January...

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2010-12-01 08:45:00

College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. "Narcissists really want to be admired by others, and you look good in college if you're getting good grades," said Amy Brunell, lead author...

2010-10-20 12:56:21

Study examines 'dark side' personality traits and leadership Outgoing. Assertive. Calm. Practical. Decisive. These are obvious qualities that one would want in their leaders. But what about, say, arrogant, hesitant, overly dramatic, inflexible, or being a "yes-man"? A new study has found that when it comes to leading, some of those negative personality traits aren't such a bad thing, either. The work, by researchers in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration,...

2010-09-20 16:31:00

Narcissists spend their resting time deep in thought, a new imaging study shows, though such reflection likely revolves entirely around the thinker. USC neuroscientists found a correlation between high scores on a measure of narcissism - the Machiavellian Egocentricity subscale - and activity during rest in the posteromedial cortex, a brain region that previous studies have associated with thoughts about the self. The finding, published online by PLoS ONE, does more than bolster a stereotype....

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2010-09-07 14:10:00

Students who cheat in high school and college are highly likely to fit the profile for subclinical psychopathy "“ a personality disorder defined by erratic lifestyle, manipulation, callousness and antisocial tendencies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These problematic students cheat because they feel entitled and disregard morality, the study found. Cheating, a perennial concern for educators, "has been facilitated by new technologies," said...

2010-08-03 13:35:54

How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new research by a Wake Forest University psychology professor. "Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality," says Dustin Wood, assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest and lead author of the study, about his findings. By asking study participants to each rate positive and negative characteristics of just three people, the researchers were able to...

2010-07-28 18:39:23

Narcissistic heterosexual men target their hostility primarily at heterosexual women, the objects of their desires; lesbians are seen favorably Heterosexual women bear the brunt of narcissistic heterosexual men's hostility, while heterosexual men, gay men and lesbian women provoke a softer reaction, according to psychologist Dr. Scott Keiller from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in the US. This is likely to be due to women's unparalleled potential for gratifying, or frustrating, men's...

2009-08-10 00:09:46

Having a narcissistic -- self-serving -- boss creates a toxic environment for everyone who has contact with such a boss, U.S. researchers said. Wayne Hochwarter of the Florida State University College of Business asked more than 1,200 employees to provide opinions regarding the narcissistic tendencies of their immediate supervisor. The study found those who reported working for a narcissistic boss had lower levels of job satisfaction, saw their stress levels increase over the previous year,...

2009-08-07 14:00:00

In recent years, the motivations of business leaders such as financier Bernard Madoff and former Enron CEO Ken Lay have come under increased scrutiny as a result of behavior that caused both their employees and the public considerable distress. Unquestionably, many of the documented lapses in judgment can be traced to selfishness and a failure to check one's ego.To better establish the level of self-serving behavior, a recent study was conducted to examine the narcissistic tendencies of...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.