Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: The Impacts of Social Media on Narcissism

Hoyles, Hillary K. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: But First, Let Me Take a Selfie: The Impacts of Social Media on Narcissism. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The current literature review discusses how narcissism can manifest through the use of social media. Due to the advancement of communication technologies, as well as the use of social media platforms, narcissistic tendencies have become more apparent in the current generation than in any other. Social media is viewed as a trigger or enabler of narcissistic tendencies in its users. Through discussion of technological advancements, generation gaps, self-presentation and recent research, connections are displayed between social media networking and narcissism. The review shows that while there have been numerous attempts to explain the connection between social media and narcissism, there remain many gaps still needing to be filled. The review ends with a discussion and directions for future research.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11856
Item ID: 11856
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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