Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Man! Now it's college kids!

I noted the study that showed that movie stars were narcissistic a few weeks ago. Now, in another landmark study, college students love themselves:
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.

And here's the explanation:
Holly Carrico, a senior from Honolulu, Hawaii, said she thinks her generation definitely places a higher importance on looks.

“From a female perspective, people didn’t just work out (in the past),” Carrico said.

The influence that entertainment has on how young people value their appearance is an indication of how our society is more self-absorbed, she said.

Life imitates the movies, in other words. Now you know.

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