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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Study says students love selves

Here is an interesting story concerning college students. Supposedly current students are more narcissistic than ever. This is according to a study being done by W. Keith Campbell, a University psychology professor. The following comes from, an independent student newspaper at the University of Georgia:

Checking Facebook profiles or MySpace accounts, pondering what to wear to class or stacking resumes may sound routine for many college students. But one University professor thinks it’s a sign that students today are different than their predecessors.

College students today are more narcissistic than any previously studied generation according to trends W. Keith Campbell, a University psychology professor, has observed in his ongoing study on narcissism among young adults.

There has been a significant change in self-perception since the 1960s, Campbell said.
“About every indicator is that people are getting more self-absorbed,” he said.

You can read the rest the article here.


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