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Narcissism at NAU


By Megan Hollingsworth

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Today's college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than ever. That's according to a recent study published by five psychologists, who worry the trend could be harmful to the students' personal relationships and American society as a whole. They trace the phenomenon back to what they call the "self-esteem movement" of the 1980s. But as Arizona Public Radio's Megan Hollingsworth reports, there are also more modern forces creating this ego-inflated generation.