Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: O'Sullivan, Emily & Nievar, Angela
Description: This poster discusses research on narcissism and parenting. Narcissism is a personality disorder where there is a high level of egotism and an over-inflated sense of self-importance, self-love and selfishness. Narcissists desperately need admiration and approval and they tend to be unable to empathize with others' plights. While it is true that a certain level of self-esteem is good, narcissists take it to an unhealthy level. The author is researching the different types of narcissism and, more specifically, different types of parenting related to the disorder. What different parenting tactics cause what different types of narcissism? How young can narcissism be diagnosed? What measures in parenting can be taken to prevent it? The author is also more specifically interested in the differences between narcissism in men and women.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College