Navigation Links
Do today's young people really think they are so extraordinary?
Date:1/17/2008

When asked about the state of todays youth, former president Jimmy Carter recently mused Ive been a professor at Emory University for the past twenty years and I interrelate with a wide range of studentsI dont detect that this generation is any more committed to personal gain to the exclusion of benevolent causes than others have been in the past.

Now research is beginning to support this notion. An article appearing in the February issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, found no evidence that todays young people have inflated impressions of themselves compared to the youth of previous generations.

Psychologist Kali Trzesniewski of the University of Western Ontario and her colleagues Brent Donnellan and Richard Robins measured narcissism a personality trait encompassing characteristics like arrogance, exhibitionism, and a sense of entitlement in over 25,000 college students from 1996 to 2007. The researchers then compared their data to similar studies conducted in the late 1970s to mid 1980s and found no evidence that overall levels of narcissism had increased.

Levels of self-enhancement the tendency to hold unrealistically positive beliefs about the self were also assessed in a sample of high school seniors. As with college students, the high school seniors showed no prominent increase on this component of narcissism.

Todays youth seem to be no more narcissistic and self-aggrandizing than previous generations, write the authors.

The findings run counter to previous research and media reports claiming that narcissism has been steadily increasing among college students, leading some behavioral scientists to dub todays youth as generation me.

But it appears, at least for now, that the youth of American have won a reprieve from being scolded as more aloof and self-involved than previous generations.


'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine West
cwest@psychologicalscience.org
202-783-2077
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
2. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
3. Male deer are born to live fast, die young
4. Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
5. HealthInsuranceFinders.com Launches Video Contest for Young Directors
6. Nuclear medicine approach can be first choice for excluding pulmonary embolism in young women
7. New HIV diagnoses rising in New York City among young men who have sex with men
8. Especially Yours and Paula Young Team up with Diahann Carroll and Jaclyn Smith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
9. Office-Based Medical Treatment and Internet Resources Are Potential Solution to Rising Painkiller Misuse Among Teens, Young Adults
10. Young Children Thrive on 30,000 Words a Day
11. Young Twin Cities Boy Shows There is Life After Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... Combination therapy, or polytherapy, will ... obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) as the dominant companies ... as well as Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim compete with ... will market payers, clinicians and patients be disposed ... completely new ones? , In spite of recently ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... “It’s like learning an new ... Vice President of Clinical Operations/Education and Training at ... impacts how care is coded and reimbursed.” , ... care reimbursement, operations and compliance consulting, as well ... launches a new series of day-long seminars on ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Carnegie Science Center and ... partnership to develop BodyTech, a dynamic, three-pronged health and ... a new exhibit at the Science Center called BodyWorks, ... new traveling science show, Anatomy Adventure, which will hit ... Designed to explore a wide range of topics surrounding ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Memorial Day weekend is typically considered the beginning ... some tips to help promote safe travel. , According to ... traffic fatalities this Memorial Day weekend. Amica is sharing the ... Association: , , Always wear a ... seatbelt, whether they’re driving or riding along as a passenger. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Power Systems is proud to announce the sponsorship of ... is in his second year of racing in the professional ... Fire Department in Missoula, MT. He entered the triathlon scene ... career, he has had 15 1st Place finishes. In his ... in all seven of his 2014 races, including two 2nd ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Therapeutics Market Discussed in In-demand FirstWord Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 2Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 3Health News:Carnegie Science Center, Allegheny Health Network Partner to Create BodyTech 4Health News:Amica Has 4 Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2
... Poor sleep tied to quality of life, depression, study says ... common among elderly people who live in assisted living facilities, ... associated with declining quality of life and increased depression. , ... when they,re no longer able to live independently but do ...
... while longer-term risks are uncertain , FRIDAY, May 7 ... Gulf of Mexico and now some barrier islands off ... environment while posing risks to public health, experts say. ... headaches, nausea, coughing and throat irritation, according to the ...
... from a corticosteroid regimen have fewer cardiovascular events ... survival rates and reducing early mortality, according to ... of Cincinnati (UC) transplantation researchers. Researchers with ... medicine are presenting the work at the American ...
... explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert ... of breast cancer into subtypes can be achieved through ... U.S. researchers say. , They analyzed 32 gene expression ... and six classification models. , "We studied these models ...
... breast cancer , C.B. Agborsangaya, FINLAND, As women ... the incidence of pregnancy-associated breast cancer is expected ... p53 autoantibody-positive pregnant women may be useful in ... cancer. Abstract 92P: Post traumatic stress disorder ...
... a benign tumor of mesenchymal origin which is mostly ... 2/3 of small bowel occlusion caused by up to ... frequent benign tumor that causes invagination in its submucous ... form. However, multiple lipomas within the intestinal duplication canal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sleepless Nights Plague Assisted Living Residents 2Health News:Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health 2Health News:Gulf Oil Spill Could Threaten Human Health 3Health News:Study finds post-transplant patients off steroids have fewer cardiovascular events 2Health News:Study finds post-transplant patients off steroids have fewer cardiovascular events 3Health News:Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes 2Health News:Interesting stories at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference 2Health News:Interesting stories at the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference 3
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 The leading companies ... billion global cardiac rhythm management device market dominate ... that Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and ... this market segment. The healthcare market research publisher,s ... uses 2015 as a base year, providing forecasts ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: ... protection, repair and regeneration, today announced that J.J. ... to present a corporate overview at two upcoming investor ... the SeeThruEquity 4 th Annual Microcap Conference on ... City at 11:00 am EDT.  A webcast ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , May 22, 2015 ... CSL Behring its 2015 Corporate Leadership Award as ... science and improving the care of the bleeding disorders community.  ... and Managing Director, CSL Limited, during the NHF Annual Spring ... May 21. "The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 2Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 3Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 4RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 2RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4
... Novel Biomarkers Displaying 90% Sensitivity in Breast ... ... announced today the,discovery and validation of the most frequent DNA alterations detected ... appeared in PLoS ONE. The study entitled, "Identification of,Novel High-Frequency DNA Methylation ...
... GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta-based ... has retained Financial,Relations Board (FRB), as its Investor ... HIV-1/AIDS vaccine human trial results need to be,conveyed ... AIDS,pandemic," stated Kathy Waller, co-president of FRB., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Orion Genomics Announces the Discovery of Novel Breast Cancer Biomarkers 2GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 2GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 3GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 4
... its synthetic bone substitute Ossatura. Developed at Isotis, ... material, i.e. a material that is designed to ... the musculo-skeletal system that results in bone growth. ... and reduces in part or entirely the need ...
Schuknecht-Weitlaner retractor, sharp, angled arms....
Beckman-Weitlaner retractor, blunt, with hinged arms, 6 1/2"....
Daubenspeck sharp curette, 8....
Medicine Products: