Facebook and Self-Perception

Bishop Harber

Abstract


With connections being made every day between people all over the
world, Facebook provides an unparalleled opportunity for study into the behavior of individuals and their personalities, presentations, and pathologies. Are there certain types of behaviors that relate more to narcissistic traits and, if so, what does a general sociodemographic profile look like for an individual who most often exhibits those behaviors? Nearly sixty participants were included in the study. Despite the limitations, this study concluded like several before it, no significant correlations were found in the data to support a hypothesis that narcissistic individuals are more likely to utilize Facebook in any more grandiose manner than the rest of us.

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