Oh Say It Ain’t… Obvious.

A study on Facebook and narcissism conducted at the University of Georgia was published in this month’s issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. But really? Wasn’t that always obvious, people who have a Facebook have those accounts to talk about themselves and often identify with people similar to them.

“We found that people who are narcissistic use Facebook in a
self-promoting way that can be identified by others,” said lead
author Laura Buffardi, a doctoral student in psychology who
co-authored the study with associate professor W. Keith Campbell.”

“We’ve undergone a social change in the last four or five years and
now almost every student manages their relationships through
 – something that few older people do,” Campbell said.
“It’s a completely new social world that we’re just beginning to understand.”

Comments? Always appreciated.



2 Responses to “Oh Say It Ain’t… Obvious.”

  1. I think that it is important that people look out for the dangers that FaceBook poses, but not be scared of it. After all, I’d have nothing to write about at FVV if it wasn’t there :)

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